Exclusive – Newcastle should target Derby boss McClaren, claims former Magpie

first_imgDarren Peacock believes Derby boss Steve McClaren is the perfect man to replace Alan Pardew at Newcastle.The Magpies chief is expected to take over the vacant manager’s position at Crystal Palace, after the two clubs agreed a compensation settlement.And, while doubtful the north east side are keen to tear the ex-England manager away from Pride Park, former St James’ Park star Peacock insists the 53-year-old has all the necessary skills.“Newcastle need experience at the moment,” he told Bingham and Quinny. “They’re in a decent, comfortable position but that could soon change.“Over the New Year period there are lots of games, the FA Cup is also important to the club. They need to all stick together.“They need someone experienced to come in and settle the club down. Steve McClaren sticks out, he’s so experienced and a great coach. I would look at him.”last_img read more