Mourinho: McClaren can make Derby a stable Premier League side

Former England boss McClaren is capable of re-establishing Derby in the Premier League, according to Jose Mourinho, who is sending a first-choice Chelsea team to the newly-named iPro Stadium to tackle the Rams in their FA Cup Third Round tie.

He knows the football that can take him not just to the Premier League, but also to play with a certain stability if, or when, they reach the Premier League.

A team that will play the best they can, without any kind of pressure.

Do we lose? Do we win? Who knows? At least the message is we respect them and we go there with the best possible team.

The next game after Derby is Hull at the weekend. We can play against Derby and have a day off on Monday.

– Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

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