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McClaren admits to apology before taking Derby County role for second time

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Steve McClaren had to make a grovelling apology to Derby County owner and chairman Mel Morris, The Telegraph have reported.

The former England boss was reappointed as Derby manager this week, succeeding Nigel Pearson. Pearson was suspended by the club before their match with Cardiff City, and assistant Chris Powell was placed in temporary charge.

Powell took charge for two games, as the Rams beat Cardiff and drew at Reading.

McClaren was originally appointed Derby boss in 2013, and in his first season the Rams played some great attacking football as they finished third in the Championship table, as well as reaching the play-off final which they lost to QPR.

However, McClaren has now admitted  to an open honest meeting with the Derby hierarchy, and he is hoping to be at the Rams for a lot longer than his initial spell, and finally deliver the promotion Rams fans crave.

The 55 year old won 51 of his 95 matches in charge of Derby the first time round, losing just 22. He’ll begin his second spell as Rams gaffer at home to Leeds United, the same fixture that kicked off his reign in 2013.

Derby fans… Are you happy with the reappointment of Steve McClaren? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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