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McClaren: FA must investigate claims against Allardyce

Former England manager Steve McClaren has said The FA must "cut out" any wrongdoing from football and investigate the claims against Sam Allardyce.

McClaren's comments were made in the wake of an investigation by The Daily Telegraph which alleged ex-England manager Allardyce used his role to negotiate a deal worth £400,000 and offered advice about how to "get around" player transfers rules.

Steve McClaren named new Newcastle boss

Steve McClaren at St James' Park Credit: Newcastle United FC

Former England coach Steve McClaren has been named the new manager of Newcastle United, the club has confirmed.

McClaren, who took local rivals Middlesbrough to the 2006 UEFA Cup final, and FC Twente to the Dutch title, has signed for an initial three years, which could rise to eight.

Managing director Lee Charnley said he was "delighted" to have "secured the services of one of the best coaches in English football".

He added: "From my first meeting with Steve I knew he was the perfect fit for Newcastle United.

"He has 20 years' experience, including for the national team and at the highest level of European competition."


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

Ex-England boss Steve McClaren ends Dutch club role

Steve McClaren managed the England national team from 2006 to 2007. Credit: Broer van den Boom/VI Images/Press Association Images

Former England manager Steve McClaren has left Dutch club FC Twente following crisis talks over recent poor results.

The former Middlesbrough boss has parted company with the team in fifth place in the Eredivisie.

He led Twente to its first title in 2010 during his first spell in charge of the club, before returning after less successful tenures with German side Vfl Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest.