Steve McClaren is an English professional football manager and former player who is the current manager of East Midlands team, Derby County. McClaren served as manager of the England national team from August of 2006 until November of 2007. McClaren’s managerial career began at Middlesbrough, who were in the Premier League. Middlesbrough won the League Cup in 2004 and were runners-up in the 2006 UEFA Cup. In 2008, McClaren became the manager of Twente, with whom he won the club’s first Eredivisie Championship in the 2009/10 season.
Shortly after this, McClaren worked as the manager of German team VFL Wolfsburg in Germany between May 2010 and February 2011. After a short spell as manager of Nottingham Forest, McClaren returned to Twente in January of 2012. McClaren’s time in charge at Twente saw his professional reputation recover somewhat after he managed them to the Eredivisie Title for the first time since their founding in 1965, though he was subsequently dismissed from VFL Wolfsburg.
Shortly after this, McClaren was appointed as the manager of Derby County, the club where he had once been assistant manager. McClaren left derby in May of 2015 after a run of bad results. In June of 2015, McClaren was appointed as the head coach of Newcastle United on a three-year deal. McClaren returned to Derby County in October of 2016.
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