Steve McClaren sacked…again
Derby County have sacked manager Steve McClaren for a second time. Along with McClaren assistant manager Chris Powell and technical director Chris Evans have also departed the club.
Owner Mel Morris stated “We need a manager who shares out values and is prepared to develop the team staff and processes that will set us on course for a sustainable place in the Premier League”. Is this the case of another manager being sacked for not playing “The Derby Way”?
Despite playing well at the start of McLaren’s second stint at the club, he has only managed one win in his last 9 games, with the final game being a 3-0 loss against Brighton which may have been the last straw.
But is the club right to have sacked McClaren? It is rumored that when bought in for his second spell at the club McClaren was told to get the club to “safety”. Despite 10th place being far from promotion worthy it is definitely a safe position to be in.
Many fans argue that McClaren wasn’t given enough time with the signings made under Pearson and that he should’ve been given time to clear out the unwanted players and to bring in players under his own judgement.
The club announced that it is expected to announce McClaren’s successor in the next few days, so who will it be? Mel wants passion from a manager so would ex Swansea manager Bob Bradley suffice or perhaps tactics Tim Sherwood? It is however expected that ex Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett will be the replacement, bringing along his entourage of background staff.
-Ben Terry (@benterry_)