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"It is also important that Steve, Paul and Eric know what it means to play for Derby County and they have been at the club during the good times."
Derby County have appointed Steve McClaren as their new head coach following Nigel Clough's Saucony Peregrine 6 sacking after Saturday's defeat to arch rivals Nottingham Forest.
"We've got two years to do that. It's a building process and not something that's going to happen overnight."
QPR midfielder Joey Barton believes McClaren is well suited to the Derby job and enjoyed his time working with the former England coach.
McClaren takes charge with Derby 14th in the Championship table and he is aiming to build on the foundations laid down by his predecessor Clough, with promotion back to the Premier League the ultimate target.
"He will be joined by two other ex Derby players on what will be a new look coaching set up, with Paul Simpson (first team coach) and Eric Steele (goalkeeping coach) also agreeing to return to the club."
"I've always thought he's been one of the best English coaches out there and he gets an unfair media because of his England tenure.
Steve McClaren leaves QPR coaching role to become head coach at Derby County
"He also has a network of contacts both on a European and global scale, and has also proved in the past that he can identify talent and develop it on the training ground, especially younger players, which is where our Academy comes into play and his working relationship with Darren Wassall is critical to our on going success.
"They have been bringing young talent through over the last three or four years. The club has stabilised itself after being in the Premier League and coming out, and they've been getting the finances in order.
"What we want to do now is build and develop from that. I'm here for two and a half years initially and we want to assess the situation.
A statement on the Derby website read: "McClaren, 52, has signed a two and half year deal at Pride Park Stadium and will officially take up his new role at the club on Wednesday, after leaving his position on the coaching staff at Sky Bet Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers.
McClaren, who played for County in the 1980s, was assistant to manager Jim Smith when Derby were promoted to the Premier League before leaving the Rams in 1999 to become assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
He told the FL72 Review show: "We want to build initially on the good work that has gone already. You've seen all the young players that have gone through and that's got to be a credit to Nigel Clough and the staff and the academy.
"He would be a massive loss for any club," said Barton. "I've really enjoyed my time working with him. He's been brilliant.
President and chief executive Sam Rush said: "We are thrilled to announce Steve McClaren as our new head coach as well as Paul Simpson and Reebok Crossfit Shoes
"He will watch on from the stands for Derby's home game with Ipswich Town on Tuesday evening and will officially take charge of his first match on Saturday (5 October), when the Rams take on Leeds United at Pride Park.
offs and eventually then to be one of the contenders to go up into the Premier League.
"Steve is a highly qualified coach with all the skill sets required to be a success here at Pride Park.
Eric Steele in their respective roles.
"We want to keep the homegrown players coming through, build on the academy, and build an environment and culture for the players to challenge for a play off spot, then eventually get in the play Saucony Dirty Snow Ii
"I think he would be a great benefit for any club. He's certainly a very good coach, very organised, puts on great sessions. He's a great fellow and the perfect sort of guy for that job."
"Our goal is to have Derby County competing for a play off place and beyond, and we feel with Steve and his team at the helm we have a great opportunity to do so.
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