Steve McClaren set to be the new Newcastle United manager

Published 06/10/2015, 1:33 PM EDT


After Newcastle United confirmed the news of their manager John Carver and the coach Steve stone leaving the club, they see their new boss in the face of Steve McClaren.

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The duo of John Carver and Steve Stone, who led the team through a very disappointing period, winning just 3 out of 20 games, were almost enroute to relegation. Both had around 5 years of their contracts left for the Magpies, before they left the club. Carver was always a very important part of Pardew’s staff, and preferred the coach’s position rather than the interim managerial position given to him. The man, who led the Magpies to a final day relegation battle victory, felt it was a “privilege” to manage the team.

He was also quoted saying “The fans and the region deserve a successful team and both myself and my support staff worked very hard with the squad that was available to us.” “I wish the club every success for the future and, steeled with the experience of the last six months, I am eager and ready for the next challenge.”, according to BBC Sports.

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McClaren, 54 was sacked from Derby County a month ago for failing to reach the team to the Championship play-offs. He was twice offered the post earlier, towards the end of the season but he preferred to stay at Derby,   His assistant manager at Derby,Paul Simpson, is expected to join him at St James Park.

He started his coaching career at Oxford FC, though only a few know he was an assistant manager at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, replacing Brian Kidd. In that very season, United won the treble – 1999. He stayed on in the club till 2000, when he began searching for managerial positions having been proven to show astute knowledge of tactics. McClaren had then led Newcastle’s rivals, Middlesbrough to win their first League Cup and probably their first major silverware back in 2004. He also reached the UEFA cup final with the same team, though he was often known for his negative tactics. He lost his shine when he left the club to manage England, and failed as they couldn’t qualify for Euro 2008. Slowly though, he built back his reputation by winning the League with Twente FC in his second season.

He also managed Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forrest and another term at Twente before managing Derby County.

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