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Steve McClaren

"'I'm going to do it my own way.  I will be judged on what I do and I'm looking forward to the challenge.'"

18 matches in charge

P 18 W 9 D 4 L 5 F 32: A 12
61% successful

FIFA Rankings:
from 5th to12th
2006-07

discipline: 19 0
players managed:
49

Profile

  Stephen McClaren
Birth 3 May 1961, Fulford, York, North Yorkshire [registered in Howden, Yorkshire, June 1961], attended Nunthorpe Grammar School, York.
Marriage to Kathryn M. Harrison [registered in Beverley, Yorkshire, July 1986]. Three sons, Joseph, Samuel and Joshua.

Playing Career

Club(s): A midfielder by trade, McClaren started with Hull City AFC after leaving school in 1979, he played 178 league matches, scoring sixteen times, until he left in 1985 to join Derby County FC 1985, a further 25 league appearances followed before joining Lincoln City FC on loan in 1987, making eight league appearances, left the Baseball Ground to join Bristol City FC in 1988, where he scored twice in 61 league outings. Left for Oxford United FC in 1989, after a final 33 league appearances, McClaren retired in 1992.
Club honours: Football League Division Two winners 1986-87;

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring, McClaren remained with Oxford United FC, becoming their youth & reserve team coach in 1992. He moved onto Derby County FC as Jim Smith's assistant manager in 1995, and Alex Ferguson's assistant at Manchester United FC in 1999. It was not until he joined Middlesbrough FC in June 2001, did McClaren take on the managerial role.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 2003-04; UEFA Cup runners-up 2005-06;
Individual honours None

England Career

England tenure Appointed national team coach 4 May 2006 effective 1 August 2006. Sacked 22 November 2007.  He had previously joined Peter Taylor in temporary charge of England after Kevin Keegan's resignation in October 2000, a position he held with Eriksson until November 2002 and from 2004 until his elevation to the manager's post.
Other applicants Press reports were certain Luiz Philippe Scolari would take the job, but he declined the offer.  Other interviewees included Sam Allardyce, Alan Curbishley and Martin O'Neill.
First match No. 843, 16 August 2006, England 4 Greece 0, a friendly match at Old Trafford in Manchester, aged 45 years 105 days.
Last match No. 860, 21 November 2007, England 2 Croatia 3, a European Championship qualification match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 46 years 202 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Backroom Staff Terry Venables returned to the England staff as McClaren's assistant.  Steve Round is the coach.  Ray Clemence remains as goalkeeping coach.  Bill Beswick is brought in as a sports psychologist.

Beyond England

Management Career

Club(s) Returned to coaching with Darlington FC in May 2008, before being interested in the vacant Blackburn Rovers FC managers job a month later, regardless, he was employed in the Eredivisie as FC Twente's new manager on 20 June 2008. Despite his success, McClaren left the club to take up a similar role in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg, but after a string of poor results, he was sacked on 7 February 2011. Returned to England on 13 June 2011 to become manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest FC, but resigned on 2 October 2011 after just 112 days in charge.  He returned to FC Twente on 5 January 2012, but parted company on 25 February 2013. Became the manager at Derby County FC in September 2013, but was sacked on 25 May 2015 after failing to get them into the Premiership. Appointed manager at Newcastle United FC on 10 June 2015, until his sacking on 11 March 2016, having won just six games in 28 Premiership matches. On 18 May 2018, McClaren was appointed as Queen's Park Rangers FC manager. He was sacked on 1 April 2019.
Club honours Eredivisie Champions 2009-10;
Individual honours Rinus Michels Award 2010; LMA Special Merit Award 2009-10;

 

The Numbers
matches squads named squad players teamsheet players used players debutants careers ended ave. age
18              
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
18 9 4 5 32 12 +20 4 11 1.778 0.667 61.1 +4

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 5 2 3 22 7 +15 2 6 2.20 0.70 60.0 +2
Away 8 4 2 2 10 5 +5 2 5 1.25 0.625 62.5 +2

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4
European Championship 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4
Friendly match 6 2 2 2 8 5 +3 1 2 1.333 0.833 50.0 =0

Tournament Record

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4
ECP All 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4

All Competition
EC 12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4
12 7 2 3 24 7 +17 3 9 2.00 0.583 66.7 +4

Match History

Appointed 4 May 2006. Took charge on 1 August 2006
Friendly match
1 843 16 August 2006 - England 4 Greece 0 [4-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (45,864)

Terry, Lampard, Crouch (2)

HW
European Championship preliminary matches  
2 844 2 September 2006 - England 5 Andorra 0 [3-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (56,290)
Crouch (2), Gerrard, Defoe (2) HW
3 845 6 September 2006 -
Macedonia FYR 0 England 1 [0-0]
Gradski Stadion, Skopje (16,500)
Crouch AW
4 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 Macedonia FYR 0 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (72,062)
  HD
5 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0 [0-0]
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (38,000)
Eduardo, G.Neville OG AL
Friendly matches  
6 848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1 [0-1]
Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam (45,090)
van der Vaart
Rooney
AD
7 849 7 February 2007 - England 0 Spain 1 [0-0]
Old Trafford, Manchester (58,207)
Iniesta HL
European Championship preliminary matches  
8 850 24 March 2007 - Israel 0 England 0 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Ramat Gan (40,012)
  AD
9 851 28 March 2007 - Andorra 0 England 3 [0-0]
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona (12,800)
Gerrard (2), Nugent AW
Friendly match  
10 852 1 June 2007 - England 1 Brazil 1 [0-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (88,745)
Terry
Diego
HD

European Championship preliminary matches

 
11 853 6 June 2007 - Estonia 0 England 3 [0-1]
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (11,000)
J.Cole, Owen, Crouch AW

Season 2007-08
Friendly match
12 854 22 August 2007 - England 1 Germany 2 [1-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley (86,133)
Lampard
Kurányi, Pander
HL

European Championship preliminary matches

 
13 855 8 September 2007 - England 3 Israel 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (85,372)
Wright-Phillips, Owen, Richards HW
14 856 12 September 2007 - England 3 Russia 0 [2-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (86,106)
Owen (2), Ferdinand HW
15 857 13 October 2007 - England 3 Estonia 0 [3-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley (86,655)
Wright-Phillips, Rooney, Rähn OG HW
16 858 17 October 2007 - Russia 2 England 1 [0-1]
Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva (84,700)
Pavlyuchenko (2 (1 pen))
Rooney
AL
Friendly match  
17 859 16 November 2007 - Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]
Ernst Happel Stadion, Wien (39,432)
Crouch AW

European Championship preliminary match

 
18 860 21 November 2007 - England 2 Croatia 3 [0-2]
The National Stadium, Wembley (88,091)
Lampard (pen), Crouch
Kranjčar, Olić, Petrić
HL

Sacked 22 November 2007

Notes

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