Steve McClaren somehow ‘closing in’ on high-profile Championship job after latest sacking

Following the latest sacking at Elland Road, the Mirror report today that ex-NUFC boss Steve McClaren could be in line to take over at Leeds United – making us wonder how on earth he keeps being considered for these jobs after his dismal CV in recent years.

He was spotted at their game on Saturday and it’s looking like he may just be one of the leading contenders to take over the Championship’s underachievers.

Since 2010, Steve has either been sacked or resigned from no fewer than EIGHT roles, both as a manager or coach, with his latest stint being as a ‘coaching consultant’ at Maccabi Tel Aviv – and he only lasted 4 months in that role.

It’s fair to say Leeds fans are not keen on the idea of McClaren, and it’s easy to see why at Championship level. He had a decent spell with Derby, but that all ended in tears. At one stage they looked destined for promotion to say they bottled it is an understatement, with the Rams ending up missing out on the play-offs entirely, leading to McClaren’s sacking.

As well all know, he then ended up at NUFC and despite having over £60m handed to him by Mike Ashley, he was perhaps one of the biggest contributors to our relegation that year.

The worst thing about him for me was his jovial post match interviews where he’d appear to take amusement from our latest hammering. I’ll never forget how chuffed he looked after Chelsea spanked us 5-1 at the bridge.

Here’s some reactions from Leeds fans to these big claims in the Mirror today:

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Steve McClaren somehow ‘closing in’ on high-profile Championship job after latest sacking

  1. As a supporter from a different team but also one that was left damaged by McClaren you have to wonder how that clown manages to get any kind of work in football management.


  2. As a Leeds utd fan this would be a really bad move for us.
    I remember clearly Mr. Mclaren’s Newcastle utd…
    No conviction
    No preparation
    No direction
    It was painful to watch as you could just see the whole sorry mess unfolding…week in…week out…
    The evidence is there on archive footage of match of the day…
    It’d be a really bad move and hopefully sanity will prevail…
    The more Newcastle spent under this man…the worse they looked…
    My only surprise was that they didn’t replace him sooner which would’ve at least given Mr. Benitez a fighting chance to get them away from the drop…

    Too little too late…

    We don’t want Mr. Mclaren here…


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