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:
Former Nottingham Forest and England boss Steve McClaren will be officially unveiled as Derby's new head coach this morning.
He takes over after Nigel Clough was sacked at the weekend - tonight Derby face Ipswich at Pride Park.
Steve McClaren has been appointed as the new head coach at Derby County.
It comes after Nigel Clough was sacked following County's 1-0 defeat to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday.
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.