Steve McClaren: Derby County technical director steps down

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In November, Steve McClaren was re-joined Derby's technical department.

After the club's administration, Steve McClaren was appointed technical director of Derby County.

Two-time Derby manager, he re-joined Rams' board in November. However, he offered to leave "to preserve other jobs across football club".

McClaren will continue at Derby instead as a senior advisor.

Derby appointed administrators last Wednesday, which resulted in a 12-point deduction that has put Derby at the bottom end of the Championship.

Derby released a statement saying that the talks between the parties were friendly and that McClaren's administrators expressed their desire for McClaren to remain on a consulting basis.

McClaren will remain a senior advisor to the club and joint administrators as they navigate the administration process.

McClaren (60), was the former England manager. He first played for Derby in the mid-1980s. McClaren was Derby's assistant manager in 1995, when the Premier League was established.

McClaren was then appointed Derby manager in 2013. He was fired in 2015. McClaren returned to Derby in 2013 for a five month spell, but was fired in 2015.

McClaren, as technical director, was responsible for all football operations at the club. He also mentored Wayne Rooney, when he was first appointed caretaker manager.

The shirt sponsor of Derby has offered to pay the Rams the remainder of its contract in order to assist them with their short-term financial difficulties.

Derby's contract with Kindred Group (which runs 32Red online casino) is set to expire at end of season.