BREAKING: Steve McClaren confirmed as Newcastle United boss

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Steve McClaren has finally been confirmed as Newcastle United’s new head coach.

The former England boss had been heavily tipped for the role, and his appointment was announced this evening.

McClaren, who was sacked by Derby last month, has signed a three-year deal, which could be extended to eight.

It ends a long hunt for a permanent replacement for Alan Pardew, who left Newcastle in January. McClaren is believed to have turned down the job twice before, but has accepted it at the third time of asking.