Steve McClaren factfile

Former Three Lions manager Steve McClaren has returned to English football, having been named manager of Nottingham Forest.

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.