Alan Shearer has mocked the decision by Derby County to reappoint Steve McClaren just 16 months after sacking the former England manager.
The Championship strugglers parted with Nigel Pearson after a bust-up with chairman Mel Morris, prompting the millionaire to retrace his steps and approach McClaren about the vacancy.
McClaren, 55, was dismissed by Newcastle in March after proving incapable of halting their slide towards relegation.
Shearer, however, didn’t hold back when he posted on Twitter on Wednesday evening: “Club 1 sacked for not getting promoted. Club 2 sacked as getting relegated. Club 1 re-hire sacked manager. Really?! Only in football.”
Robbie Savage, who played for the two-time English champions, also took aim at his former employers, branding McClaren’s first spell in the East Midlands as a “failure”.
Savage tweeted: “What's going on at my old club Derby County. 4th permanent manager of the year, now appoint McClaren who has failed twice in trying to get the club promoted and then struggled in the Premier League with Newcastle.”
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Club 1 sacked for not getting promoted. Club 2 sacked as getting relegated. Club 1 re-hire sacked manager. Really?! Only in football. #dcfc