Steve McClaren slammed on Twitter after TV appearance

Steve McClaren does not seem to have many people rooting for him within the world of football fandom.

The 55-year-old was criticised on Twitter after appearing on Sky Sports News on Tuesday.

It has been 10 days since McClaren was sacked by Derby County after a second spell in charge of the club.

In his first go at Pride Park, the ex-England boss lasted 20 months before he was sacked, and in his recent stint, he only managed five months at the helm.

A 3-0 loss to Brighton was the final nail in the coffin for McClaren, who at that point had only overseen one win in nine matches.

During his appearance on Sky, he revealed his reaction to getting sacked for the second time.

He told the broadcaster:

“I was disappointed and very shocked at the decision. I still am shocked. I did not see it coming. The only thing is that five months ago I knew I was going into a volatile environment. I was the sixth manager in less than 18 months since Mel Morris took charge.

“I knew that we needed results to stay in the job and I knew what other managers had experienced so I knew it was a tough job.”

In the interview, he was also asked to explain what advice he would give to Gareth Southgate as he prepares to coach his first game since becoming the permanent England boss.

McClaren managed the Three Lions from 2006 to 2007, and fans were quick to jump on the fact that he failed in the job.

Newcastle United fans also chimed in, reminding the coach of his miserable nine-month spell at St James’ Park.

 


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