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Former England manager Steve McClaren is on the verge of winning the Dutch championship with FC Twente.

Sam Wallace: Steve McClaren's Dutch courage should make English football proud

Talking Football: McClaren has left the big Dutch guns trailing a club who have never been champions

Manchester City monitor van der Wiel

Holland defender Gregory van der Wiel is committed to Ajax despite being monitored by Premier League side Manchester City, according to his agent.

Koeman says AZ did not deserve to fall out of Europe

The AZ Alkmaar coach, Ronald Koeman, refused to criticise his team after Tuesday night's goalless draw at home to Olympiakos ended their hopes of making the Champions League knockout stage.

Steve McClaren: I survived ultimate failure. Now I fear nothing

Two years since he left England under a raincloud, the former national manager is enjoying his day in the sun, topping the Dutch league with FC Twente. In an exclusive interview, he tells Sam Wallace how he rebuilt his life, and why he won't rush back to the Premier League

Wenger confident over Gibbs ability

Arsene Wenger is confident youngster Kieran Gibbs will thrive in an unexpected run at left-back in the first team.

McClaren signs new Twente deal

Steve McClaren has signed a 12-month extension to his contract at FC Twente which ties him to the Eredivisie leaders until 2011.

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Wenger tells Arsenal to smarten up

Manager concerned by 'naivety' which allowed AZ their last-minute equaliser

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Lyons are on song for Europe bid

Lopez has given French club flying start to season despite loss of star players

Leading article: Bobby dazzler

Modern football can be a bitter and unforgiving place. Sir Bobby Robson, who died yesterday, was a perfect antidote to that. He was a fount of humour and enthusiasm throughout his long career as a player and manager. And when he, inevitably, found himself on the rough end of some shabby treatment, as when he was fired by Newcastle in 2004, he conducted himself with immense dignity.

Robson's ten best signings

Sir Bobby Robson spent 36 years as a club manager working with some of the best players in the world.

Arsenal clinch Vermaelen signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax.

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