McClaren: I've never considered quitting

Steve McClaren has confirmed he will be staying in his role as Nottingham Forest manager. Reports emerged yesterday that McClaren, who was appointed at the City Ground just 11 weeks ago, had retreated to his north-east family home to think about his position after becoming frustrated at a lack of investment in his team.

But the former England manager has put those rumours to bed and insisted he is committed to guiding Forest back to the Premier League. "I would like to emphasise that my only concern is getting on with the job at Forest of achieving the goal of getting the club back to the Premier League," he said in a statement on Forest's official website. "Contrary to reports, it has never been my intention to consider leaving. I am no quitter and I am as enthusiastic about the task as I was when I arrived in June."