Date: 25th November 2020 at 7:00pm
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Many Newcastle United supporters have flocked to social media in order to react to a Twitter post from @NUFC360 in which they shared the news that Derby County have appointed the former Magpies boss Steve McClaren as their new technical director

McClaren managed the Toon between June 2015 and March 2016, taking charge of 31 matches, winning seven, drawing six and losing 18 (as per Transfermarkt). At the time of the 59-year-old’s sacking, the former England boss had won six of his 28 Premier League games as boss with the club sitting in 19th position (as per BBC Sport).

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The former Middlesbrough boss is set to be appointed by Derby County’s new prospective owner Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan in an advisory role (as per the Daily Mail).

What have the Newcastle fans made of Steve McClaren’s new role?

Were you surprised to learn Steve McClaren has been appointed as an advisor at Derby County?

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Yes

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No

It’s clear from the above responses that many of these supporters were shocked to learn that Steve McClaren will return to Pride Park for the fourth time. Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan was previously linked a takeover of Newcastle United and according to reports, he also failed in a bid to acquire Liverpool and is a cousin of the Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour.

Some of these fans joked about the decision of Derby’s prospective owners to appoint McClaren, suggesting their club had dodged a bullet given the Abu Dhabi royal was interested in their club not so long ago.