By Dominic Toner
Derby have sacked Steve McClaren as their manager on Sunday night – and the Nottingham Forest supporters have responded on Twitter to the news.
The 55-year-old has been dismissed for a second time at the Midlands club after being reappointed in October this season.
He has been unable to help the Rams get into the promotion picture this campaign and they are currently 1oth-placed in the Championship table, 10 points adrift of the play-off places.
Forest fans have been quick to mock their rivals after they parted ways with former England boss McClaren.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Direby sack McClaren, #nffc
— Michael Toes (@Michael_Toes) March 12, 2017
What a shame for Schteve McClaren. He was doing such a good job at Derby. Will he get a 3rd bite of that poisonous cherry? #nffc
— Matty P ????⚽ (@WeAllLoveForest) March 12, 2017
— TCB (@Marathon_Tardis) March 12, 2017
Hmmm so Derby have sacked McClaren, didn't really see that coming! It always happens with one of us before a local derby #nffc
— Lynn (@elinspain) March 12, 2017
MCLAREN SACKED HAHAHAHAHA #NFFC
— Ashlee Salt (@Ar_salty) March 12, 2017
To be honest timing of McClaren sacking not ideal. Might give them a boost ahead of next weekend. #nffc
— Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth) March 12, 2017
Derby’s dismissal of McClaren comes after a crushing 3-0 defeat against Brighton on Friday night and ends his brief spell at the iPro Stadium.
The Rams have won just one of their last 10 games across all competitions and have been blown out of the promotion picture.
They are now likely to be without a full-time manager for their next game which is against Midlands rivals Forest.
The two clubs have endured a difficult time this season and Forest currently have Brazil as their manager until the end of the season.
However, Forest go into the clash with Derby after losing 1-0 to Burton at the weekend and hovering perilously above the relegation places.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the club’s supporters have slammed Brazil on Twitter.