It’s been a disastrous couple of weeks and months off the field for Derby, who firstly struggled to bring in any new players this summer and eventually managed to sign a few free agents, but more recently, they’ve been deducted 12 points for entering administration.
Will Derby avoid the drop?
This led to manager Wayne Rooney calling out owner Mel Morris for not being in contact with him since the beginning of August despite the crisis Derby find themselves in. However, former manager and technical director Steve McClaren has stepped down from his role at the club to help preserve other people’s jobs, but he will remain in an advisory role on a part-time basis.
A lot of Derby fans on Twitter love that McClaren has done this for the club.
What have these Derby fans been saying?
“What a human”
“He literally loves our club! What a man! Big up Stevie Mac”
“Thank you, king”
“This is good news”
“Do have a soft spot for Stevie Mac, best football I’ve seen at Derby in my lifetime. Hope we see him back properly.”
Judging by these responses, McClaren is certainly a well-liked figure around Derby, which is understandable as he guided them to the Championship play-off final during the 2013/14 season and enjoyed two separate spells as the club’s manager either side of a disappointing tenure at Newcastle United.
The administrators that have been appointed to help out Derby have previously claimed that they are confident that the Rams do in fact have a ‘viable future‘ ahead of them, despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the club.