Steve McClaren’s new role with Derby County will not see him be involved in owning the club, according to Alan Nixon.
The club announced on Tuesday that the former England manager would be re-joining as technical director and advisor to the club’s board.
After years spent as a manager and coach it seems that McClaren may be moving into a new role that he’s envisaged for himself for a little while.
Early in 2018 a report emerged claiming that McClaren was interesting in purchasing a club in the Championship, however nothing has yet materialised on that front.
One eagle-eyed supporter did, however, put the question to Nixon as he enquired as to whether the Rams’ favourite could be involved in the consortium alongside Derventio Holdings Limited.
But according to Nixon, that’s not the case.
That moment passed. Not related to this latest move. https://t.co/TrFZIuPSyf
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) November 24, 2020
Responding to the query, Nixon simply replied: “That moment passed. Not related to this latest move.”
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While Steve McClaren may not be a shareholder in the new Derby County set-up, it certainly looks like a step in that direction.
Working closely with the board will ensure that the former England manager gains experience of decision making at the highest level of a Championship club.
Whether this will pave the way to him owning a club of his own one day, time will tell, but it certainly looks like progress towards that goal.