Steve McClaren back in England at QPR: Factfile

 

Former Three Lions manager Steve McClaren has returned to English football, after joining QPR's coaching staff.

1961: Born Fulford, York, May 3.

1978: Joins Hull City.

1985: After 178 games and 16 goals for the Tigers, joins Derby.

1988: After 25 games for the Rams - and eight on loan at Lincoln - moves to Bristol City.

1990: Joins Oxford.

1995: Becomes assistant to Jim Smith at Derby after quitting as Oxford youth team coach.

1999: Joins Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant manager.

2001: February - Member of new England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson's coaching staff.

March - Ferguson blocks any continued involvement for McClaren in the England set-up.

June - Becomes Middlesbrough manager.

2002: June - Part of England's coaching staff as England are knocked out by Brazil in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

November - Leaves position as Eriksson's assistant to concentrate on Middlesbrough.

2004: February - Wins Carling Cup after 2-1 defeat of Bolton - the first major trophy in Boro's history.

May - Rejoins England coaching staff for Euro 2004.

2006: May 4: Named as Eriksson's successor as England manager.

May 10 - Middlesbrough beaten 4-0 by Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final.

August - Starts England tenure with 4-0 friendly win over European champions Greece.

2007: March - Pressure mounts as England draw with Israel and struggle against Andorra in Euro 2008 qualifiers.

October - England beat Estonia 3-0 at Wembley, but lose 2-1 away at Russia to leave qualification out of their hands.

November 21 - England lose 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley and fail to qualify for Euro 2008.

November 22 - Sacked by the Football Association after an emergency board meeting at Soho Square.

2008: June 20 - Returns to club management with Dutch club FC Twente.

2009: Leads Twente to second-placed finish in the Eredivisie and enjoys runs to the Dutch cup final and UEFA Cup knockout stage.

October - Signs contract extension after an excellent start to the 2009/10 season.

2010: May 2 - Leads Twente to their first ever Eredivisie title with a 2-0 win at NAC Breda on the final day of the season.

May 11 - Leaves Twente to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on a two-year deal.

2011: February 7 - Parts company with Wolfsburg following a string of poor results.

June 13 - Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest on a three-year contract, succeeding Billy Davies.

October 2 - Resigns following 3-1 defeat at home to Birmingham.

2012: January 5 - Appointed FC Twente boss for a second time.

May 6 - Twente finish sixth in the Eredivisie but lose to RKC Waalwijk in the Europa League play-offs.

2013: February 26 - Leaves Twente by mutual consent after a run of six games without a win sees them drop to fifth in the Eredivisie table.

July 2 - Joins QPR as part of manager Harry Redknapp's backroom staff.

In brief

Teams managed:

2001-2006: Middlesbrough

2006-2007: England

2008-2010: Twente

2010-2011: Vfl Wolfsburg

2011: Nottingham Forest

2012-2013: Twente

Manchester United role

• 1999: Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United

• Part of the treble winning side in 1999

• Won a total of 3 premier League titles, 1 Champions league & an FA Cup

Middlesbrough manager:

• Guided squad to 12th place in the League, 14th the previous year

• FA Cup semi-final in his first season

• Finished 11th the following season 2002/03

• 2003/04, he guided Middlesbrough to victory in League Cup final

• 1st time ever Middlesbrough play in Europe

• 2004/05: last 16 in the Europa league and 7th in the Premier League

• 2005/06: Suffered 7-0 loss at the hands of Arsenal

• Finished 14th but reached FA Cup semi-final & reached the Europa League final

• Most successful manager of Middlesbrough’s history

England manager:

• McClaren announced as coach after Brazilian World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari rejected role

• Appoints John Terry as captain

• England failed to qualify for the European Championship (1st time in 24 years)

• Sacked the next day: shortest tenure of any England manager (10 games)

Twente manager:

• Took job in June 2008

• 2008/09: Finished 2nd place, lost the final of Dutch Cup on pens

• 2009-10: Champions of the Dutch league (1st time ever), last 16 of the Europa league

• Awarded Dutch manager of the season

• Left to manage Vfl Wolfsburg

Vfl Wolfsburg:

• Appointed may 2010

• 1st Englishmen to manage a top flight German side

• Sacked February 2011 due to poor results.

Nottingham Forest:

• Took over June 2011 & made 5 signings

• 8 points from 10 games in the Premier League

• Resigned as manager: based on alleged refusal to sign loan deals

Return to Twente:

• Returns to club in January 2012 as manager

• Finished in 6th place

• February 2013 he resigned after receiving criticism from media and fans

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