Steve McClaren ends Maccabi Tel Aviv stint and keen on coaching role in England

Steve McClaren looks on from the sideline.
Image: Steve McClaren has left Maccabi Tel Aviv after five months

Steve McClaren has left his role at Maccabi Tel Aviv and Sky Sports News understands he is keen to pursue coaching opportunities in the United Kingdom.

Former Middlesbrough, Derby County and England manager McClaren joined the Israeli side in August as a coaching consultant to manager Jordi Cruyff.

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But the 56-year-old, who has managed in the Netherlands with FC Twente on two occasions and in Germany with Wolfsburg, is now returning home.

McClaren said: "It's with much regret I have to return to England and leave my role at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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"I would like to thank so many people for making my time at Maccabi such a wonderful experience.

"The loyal, hard-working staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes. A great set of talented players who I loved working with and passionate fans who showed their support both at home in Netanya and across the country.

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"It's been a pleasure to see Jordi and the team mature over the last few months, culminating with a Toto Cup final victory over Be'ersheva and the first trophy in three years.

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"I wish Jordi, the staff, players and fans every success for the rest of the season and will surely come back to visit when Maccabi Tel Aviv win the Championship."

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