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Steve McClaren wants to 'put right mistakes' and focus on the future

The new head coach at Derby County, Steve McClaren Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The new Derby County head coach, Steve McClaren, says he wants to 'put right his mistakes' and focus on the future at Pride Park.

McClaren has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Derby County.

The appointment came yesterday after Nigel Clough was sacked following County's 1-0 defeat to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday.

McClaren poses for the media at Pride Park Credit: ITV News Central

The 52-year-old told ITV News Central that he wants to 'put right his mistakes' and focus on the future.

McClaren was assistant to Jim Smith at Derby before moving to Manchester United in 1999. He then had management roles at Middlesbrough, FC Twente and Wolfsburg, with an unsuccessful stint as England manager between 2006 and 2007.

Derby County Chief Executive, Sam Rush, said the club want to focus on the coaching requirements.

Steve McClaren's managing career:

Middlesbrough: 2001-2006

England: 2006-2007

FC Twente: 2008-2010 & 2012

Wolfsburg: 2010-2011

Nottingham Forest: 2011

Derby County: Present (2013)

McClaren will officially take up his new role at the club tomorrow. His first match in charge will be on Saturday 5 October when Derby host Leeds United.

Read more on Derby's new appointment here.

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