Football

McClaren gets the boot again

Former England manager Steve McClaren was on Sunday sacked by Derby County for the second time with the Championship side saying the club had lacked "focus, passion and commitment".

Last Friday's 3-0 defeat by high-flyers Brighton left Derby 10 points adrift of the top six in the division and with little realistic hope of being promoted to the EPL.

It is the second time McClaren has been sacked by Derby following his dismissal in May 2015.

The 55-year-old returned to Derby last year with the aim of stabilising the club after they had flirted with relegation a few months earlier. 
- AFP