Former England international Michael Owen has spoken out over Derby County’s sacking of manager Steve McClaren.
The East Midlands club opted to part company with the former England manager this weekend after he failed to guide the club into the play-off places.
Owen, who is now a BT Sport pundit and he took to Sportlobster to question the club’s decision.
The former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker said: ‘I’m surprised Derby have sacked Steve McClaren. I doubt he will be out of work long.’
Owen is fond of McClaren’s work and worked under the now ex-Derby manager during his days playing for England.
At the time McClaren was the Assistant Manager with the national team and many players have spoken in the past on the credibility of his coaching.
It remains to be confirmed but Real Madrid coach Paul Clement is the man who the bookmakers believe will be next through the door at the iPro Stadium.
The move would represent a gamble consider Clememt, despite his coaching CV, has never been given the managerial reigns yet throughout his career.
Derby fans… Who do you want to see manage the club next?