Derby County manager Steve McLaren has reportedly refused the chance to become Newcastle United’s knight in shining armour by turning down down their advance to replace John Carver for the remaining three games of the season, according to the Daily Telegraph.
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The Magpies apparently sounded the former England boss out on Sunday night with the view of him stepping in to take over from the hapless Carver to ensure that they stay in the Premier League next season.
However, McClaren has no interest in answering any kind of SOS call, meaning they will likely have to make do for their remaining clashes with West Brom, QPR and West Ham.
Carver has overseen a terrible run of eight consecutive defeats that has now plunged the club into the relegation battle, but despite this he still maintains some semblance of support from the Newcastle board.
McClaren will instead meet with Derby chiefs over the coming week to discuss his future after narrowly missing out on a playoff place in the Championship.