Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

McClaren Keen to Find a New Job; FOOTBALL

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

McClaren Keen to Find a New Job; FOOTBALL

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FORMER Boro and England manager Steve McClaren is looking forward to returning to management despite being sacked by Wolfsburg on Monday.

McClaren won the Dutch title with Twente in 2010 but was unable to repeat that success in Germany and Saturday's defeat to Hannover left Wolfsburg just one point above the relegation zone.

In a statement issued through the League Managers' Association, McClaren said: "Naturally, I am hugely disappointed that my time as head coach of Wolfsburg has come to an end. However, I am extremely proud to have become the first Englishman to manage a Bundesliga club following the marvellous experience of coaching in Holland for two years, culminating in winning the Dutch title.

"Since I came to the club, I have worked really hard to implement changes to bring stability and success on the field.

"I believe we have been making good progress and have only lost two of the last 10 games in the Bundesliga. I have built up a strong relationship with the squad during my time here and I sincerely thank all the players for their hard work and great attitude. …

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