Derby County sack Steve McClaren for second time in under two years


• Former England manager had been reappointed in October
• Derby lost 3-0 to Brighton on Friday and are 10th in the Championship

Steve McClaren has been sacked by Derby County for the second time in less than two years, paving the way for Gary Rowett to take over as manager at Pride Park. McClaren’s latest spell was brought to an abrupt end after only five months following what the club described as a “significant, unexpected and persistent decline in results, team unity and morale”.

In a damning statement that was issued less than 48 hours after Derby slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Brighton, leaving the east Midlands club in 10th place and with only one win from their last nine league matches, Mel Morris, the chairman, claimed “the heartbeat, commitment, focus and passion has been lacking something fundamental” under McClaren.

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Source: Football News
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