Former Derby County boss emerges as shock candidate for new job

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Former Derby County manager Steve McClaren has emerged as a shock candidate for the vacant head coach job at Dundee United.

McClaren is reported to have held talks with the Scottish Premiership newcomers about the position.

The 59-year-old is said to be keen to get back into football after being sacked by Queens Park Rangers in April of last year.

Former Hearts assistant Austin MacPhee and former United captain Jon Daly have also been linked with the post.

United are looking to replace Robbie Neilson, who left to join Hearts earlier this month.

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As well as the Rams twice, McClaren has also managed Nottingham Forest, Queens Park Rangers, Middlesbrough, FC Twente, Wolfsburg and Newcastle United as well as England.

McClaren guided Derby to the 2014 Championship play-off final during his first spell in charge at Pride Park but the Rams narrowly missed out on promotion when they lost to QPR at Wembley.

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