Steve McClaren is in talks about a return to Derby as head coach or manager just 17 months after he was sacked, BBC Radio Derby reports.
Nigel Pearson left his position as manager by mutual consent on Saturday after less than five months in charge.
Former England boss McClaren, 55, left the Rams in acrimonious circumstances in May 2015 following speculation linking him with the job at Newcastle.
He subsequently joined the Magpies but was sacked in March.
McClaren won just six of 28 Premier League games in charge of Newcastle, who were just one place off the foot of the table when he departed.
He only spent two seasons with the Rams, leading them to Championship play-off final defeat by QPR in 2013-2014.
Derby lost 3-0 at home to Reading on the final day of the following season, meaning they missed out on the play-offs, and McClaren was sacked in the same month.
As well as coaching England from 2006-07, McClaren was previously manager at Middlesbrough, FC Twente, Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest.
Pearson, who replaced Paul Clement as boss, was originally suspended by Derby pending a club investigation into his “behaviour” following a heated exchange with owner Mel Morris.
More to follow.
Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Steve McClaren: Derby County set to re-appoint former boss