- Steve McClaren was sacked by Derby in March after less than a year in charge
- The 55-year-old says he was ‘shocked and disappointed’ at his dismissal
- Former England boss McClaren is eager to land another job as soon as possible
Steve McClaren is eager to land another job soon after revealing his ‘anger’ at being sacked by Derby for a second time.
The former England boss was dismissed in March, having returned to a job he first lost in May 2015, and has yet to find another club.
But the 55-year-old is eager to get back into the dugout and says the manner of this departure from Pride Park has left him hungrier than ever.
Steve McClaren says he is motivated by his sacking from Derby earlier this season
‘I was shocked and disappointed the way it ended at Derby,’ he told the BBC.
‘You need motivation in this profession to keep going and that is my motivation. I’m a little bit shocked and now I’m just getting really angry.
‘I want to get back into coaching, that’s my strength: work with teams on the field, work with individuals, and I want to carry that on.
‘That anger has motivated me, driven me to say ‘I know the Championship, I know coaching’. I don’t want a few months off, I want to work the next day and I’m looking for that opportunity.’
McClaren was dismissed by the Rams in March after less than a year in charge of the club
In his down time, McClaren has been hitting the books and studying for a masters degree in sports directorship – something he hopes will one day open doors to an administrative role in the game.
‘I feel one day with all my experience in football I want to transfer that not from the sharp end, but from behind the scenes to help a football club,’ he added.
‘It’s definitely something I want to look at in the future.’
The former England boss admits he felt ‘shocked and disappointed’ at his departure