Derby County have confirmed that Steve McClaren has stepped down from his role as Technical Director to try and save other jobs, but he will continue to work for the club on a part-time basis.
An update on Steve McClaren 👇#DCFC
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) September 27, 2021
The 60-year-old has held various positions at the club over the years, including as a player, coach and boss. And, he was appointed in his latest position almost 12 months ago.
However, with the Rams entering administrations, tough decisions were going to be made, and it was announced last night that McClaren was stepping down as Technical Director.
Interestingly, the club added that this was initiated by the former England manager, who is looking to do his bit to try and preserve other jobs.
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That gesture, combined with the fact that McClaren will still be involved in the process moving forward, meant the news was hugely appreciated by the support.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
Fair play Mac. Redeemed himself after Newcastle debacle 👏🐑
— Scott W (@scottyw82) September 27, 2021
😭 glad he will still have some involvement.
— Jim Wheeler (@Ramsfan_Jim) September 27, 2021
Very classy 👏🏻 https://t.co/hkXlaw4V55
— Ashley Chapman (@AshChapman94) September 27, 2021
I love Stevie Mac and I always will. What a man he is. https://t.co/9v9oI7gxdq
— AJWalker (@AJWaIker) September 27, 2021
He's genuinely a good person to have at the club no matter what happens in the future. Hopefully fans realise he's stepped down to help others keep their jobs. 👏
— Nav Sidhu (@NavrinSidhu) September 27, 2021
A class act from McClaren stepping down so other members of staff can keep their jobs 👏🏻👏🏻
— stace ⚫️⚪️🐏🐏🐏 (@stace_dcfc) September 27, 2021
What a nice chap standing down to help save other jobs at the club – you don’t see that often in Football https://t.co/vygprUaD4e
— tim (@timjohn92943131) September 27, 2021