Steve McClaren’s Derby future in doubt weeks after Newcastle snub

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren’s future at Derby County is in doubt – just weeks after he turned down Newcastle United.

McClaren was today holding talks with Sam Rush, the club’s chief executive.

The 54-year-old returned down an approach from relegation-threatened Newcastle to take charge for the final three games of the season earlier this month in the belief that the club would not ask him again.

McClaren went on to publicly commit his future to Derby, who failed to make the Championship play-offs.

However, the Daily Mail today reported that McClaren’s future at the iPro Stadium was “up for discussion” at the meeting with Rush in the United States.

United deferred the appointment of a permanent successor to Alan Pardew – who left at the turn of the year – until the summer.

John Carver, head coach until the end of the season, wants to know where he stands by the time he heads away on holiday on Wednesday.

Newcastle must beat West Ham United at St James’s Park on Sunday to be certain of Premier League survival.