Steve McClaren has been sacked once again.

366 days after given the boot by Newcastle United, the now former Derby County boss is once again looking for a new job.

Derby County Official Statement:

‘Derby County has parted company with manager Steve McClaren with immediate effect.

The club also wishes to confirm that Assistant Manager Chris Powell and Technical Director Chris Evans have also departed.

McClaren, 55, returned to the club in October last year and was handed the challenge of getting the 2016/17 season back on track after a disappointing start to the campaign.

This was a task which was achieved swiftly and decisively, resulting in the team reaching sixth place in the table towards the latter part of 2016 after finding itself towards the relegation zone only a few months previously.

However, since the turn of the year we have experienced a significant, unexpected and persistent decline in results, team unity and morale. Our form over the last 10 games would place us above the relegation group by goal difference alone.

The 3-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday evening, combined with Saturday’s results, means with nine games remaining the side is ten points adrift of a place in the Championship’s top six.

Chairman Mel Morris said: “Steve is a great coach, we have very talented players and first class facilities but the heartbeat, commitment, focus and passion has been lacking something fundamental.

“The Brighton game on Friday night was so far from what we expect to see from those wearing a Derby County shirt.

“To ensure we are on the right path, it is important to put the building blocks in place so we can develop a team we can all be proud of. Players should wear the shirt with pride and share, espouse and exude the qualities and values we believe are important to the club, its supporters and the community.

“We need a manager who shares our values and who is prepared to develop the team, staff and processes that will set us on course for a sustainable place in the Premier League. We are less concerned about timescales than we are about getting things right. Of course we would like to achieve this sooner rather than later.

“That manager will of course be given the full support and backing of myself, the board, our executive team and staff to shape and develop the team around those who truly and demonstrably want to be part of Derby County.”

Derby County would like to express its thanks and best wishes to Steve, Chris and Chris for the future.

The club expects to make an announcement in relation to Steve’s successor in the next few days.’

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  • imrevaradi

    who cares??
    Let’s concentrate on backing our team & winning the league..
    I don’t give a toss about McLaren, Pardew, Sissoko…..

    • Jimblag23

      What about Villa?

      • imrevaradi

        aye Jim sick of hearing about all of them..

        • Jimblag23

          Well The Mag will have no articles if you take away all its favorite obsessions.

  • toonterrier

    At least he’s consistent

  • Albert Stubbins

    Schtttttteeeeeevvvee- the awld conman- he’ll be back in a job in Holland again before the months out- wrongun!!

    • Gary Jackaman

      I feel sorry for Derby fans. They appointed him twice.

  • Rich Lawson

    We told you !

  • Jimblag23

    So did we get Rafa on the day we sacked McClaren? My memory is terrible.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Amazing,I always thought McLaren was sackless.

  • Leicester Mag

    No fan of McNuggett but Derby rapidly becoming a laughing stock.

  • Gary Jackaman

    I cannot stand the man and he was the reason why we are in this division now. I remember going to the Sheffield Wednesday game and I never been so angry as he was on the touch line looking so dispassionate and disinterested. He would always smile and seem smug when we lost 4-0, 5-1 or 6-1 in the 2015/2016 season. I just detested the bloke and never thought he was right for the Newcastle job

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    “Since the turn of the year we have experienced a significant, Unexpected and persistent decline in results.”

    That part of the statement is ridiculous in the extreme because you only have to look at his form as a manager over the last few years to see that is not the case.
    You always hear the now immortal words reiterated time and time again when McClaren’s name is mentioned with “Steve is a good coach.”
    That may well be the case but he is not a manager and lacks that type of personality which is required to do so.
    This has been proven over his last however many appointments and it is now getting boring watching the all too familiar events take place.

    Steve is a “Number Two”, So make of that what you will !