Steve McClaren signs new Derby contract

Steve McClaren and his coaching staff have signed a new contract, keeping them at Derby County until 2017.

McClaren, first team coach Paul Simpson and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele arrived at Pride Park last September and guided the Rams to a third place finish in the Championship, narrowing missing out on promotion by the playoffs after Bobby Zamora netted a last minute winner for QPR in the Wembley final. 

Speaking to the club’s official website McClaren said: “I’m delighted to sign a new contract with Derby County, along with Paul Simpson and Eric Steele who are vital members of our coaching structure.

Derby County is a club that is close to all our hearts and we’re all delighted to commit our futures to what continues to be an exciting project.

“The fans have bought into what we’re trying to achieve and their backing has been nothing short of magnificent. The club is continuing to grow and we’re all happy to be part of it; the future is exciting for Derby County.

“Last season ended in heartbreaking fashion but we all have our focus on the future now and there’s a real excitement for the season ahead.”

Derby take on Rotherham this Saturday at the Ipro Stadium.

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