McClaren 'excited' by challenge

Former Nottingham Forest and England boss Steve McClaren has been officially unveiled as Derby County's new head coach this morning.

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McClaren not planning player clear-out at Derby

The new Derby County boss Steve McClaren says he is not planning a big clear-out of players from the club.

Steve McClaren will take charge of his first game tomorrow Credit: ITV News Central

McClaren, who took over as head coach after Nigel Clough was sacked, says he is happy with the current squad.

The Rams host Leeds United tomorrow at Pride Park, a team who have been defeated by Derby in each of the last nine matches.

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McClaren 'delighted' with team's attitude against Ipswich

The new Derby County head coach, Steve McClaren Credit: ITV News Central

The new Derby County head coach, Steve McClaren, was delighted with the team's attitude and response against Ipswich in the second half which saw them come back from 4-1 down to earn a 4-4 draw.

He says it is likely to take some time to build a squad that can properly challenge for promotion.

McClaren added the set-up left by Nigel Clough is excellent.

He has not been given any targets by the club owners.

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Report: Nigel Clough 'thanks Derby County supporters'

Former Derby County coach Nigel Clough has thanked the club's supporters for their backing during his time as the team's manager, the Derby Telegraph has reported.

Following a 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, Clough as sacked from the club on Saturday, after four years and nine months in the job.

According to the newspaper, Clough said:

I would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to the fans for all their support since January 2009.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with the staff and players at the Moor Farm training ground.

We wish them all every success in the future.


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