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Newcastle United close to announcing Steve McClaren managerial appointment

St James’ Park side set to get their man.

Newcastle United look set to appoint former England national team coach Steve McClaren as their new manager according to the Daily Express.

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The 54 year old left Derby County earlier this month after failing to secure a play-off spot for the Rams, having guided the club to a play-off final the previous campaign, and is set to replace John Carver in the St James’ Park hot-seat.

The Magpies retained their Premier League status on the final day of the season, winning 2-0 in their final match against West Ham, and were also said to be interested in appointing former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira as their new boss.

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