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Derby County legend: Uncertainty the reason for McClaren departure

Former Derby County forward, Roger Davies, says he believes the uncertainty over the future of Steve McClaren may have been the reason for the club's slump towards the end of the season - which saw the Rams miss out on the play-offs - and ultimately the sacking of McClaren.

Rumours linking McClaren to the job at Newcastle circulated since January, coinciding with the club's dip in form.



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Derby County sack manager Steve McClaren

Derby have sacked manager Steve McClaren after he failed to guide them into the Premier League at the second time of asking this season.

A club statement confirmed:

The decision follows a thorough review of the 2014/15 season by the club’s Board of Directors.

The Board believes that the appointment of a new Head Coach is required to continue the club’s on-field progress and the search is now underway to appoint a successor.

The Board remains firmly committed and driven to achieving promotion to the Premier League.

– Derby County statement
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