Former England manager Steve McClaren joins QPR coaching staff

Image: Steve McClaren: QPR role after four months out of the game

Steve McClaren has made a surprise return to English football by accepting a short-term coaching role at QPR.

McClaren had enjoyed a rising reputation in the game after a successful spell as assistant manager under Sir Alex Ferguson led to him being appointed as Middlesbrough boss. He took the club to League Cup success and a UEFA Cup final before an ill-fated spell as England manager ended acrimoniously after a 3-2 defeat to Croatia saw England miss out on a spot at Euro 2008. With that disappointment fresh in his mind McClaren ventured abroad and rebuilt his career by delivering the Eredivisie title to Twente. He left for Wolfsburg but was largely unsuccessful, as was the case during a short stint at Nottingham Forest, before he moved back to Twente. He could not replicate his earlier successes with the Enschede club, however, and resigned earlier this year.

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