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What next for McClaren?

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Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has said he is confident of a return to top-flight football after a disastrous end to his reign as England manager.

He says he has taken heart from Sven-Goran Eriksson's start to life at Manchester City, and believes he is ready for his next challenge.

Yet it must not be forgotten that while Eriksson enjoyed five years at the helm of the national side, competing at three major tournaments, McClaren lasted a little over 18 months and failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

Eriksson was always likely to walk back into club management after his successes before England with clubs in Europe, but McClaren's experience is limited to five years with Middlesbrough and stints as an assistant at Derby and Manchester United.

So what next for McClaren?

Can you see a Premier League club taking a chance on a manager who has won just one trophy and who has failed with England?

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posted Jan 12, 2008

Stay away from NUFC Brolly boy.We don't want you.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

McLaren is a banana. He should not be allowed anywhere near a first team in any league. At Boro his tactics were atrocious. It was a miracle he got appointed as England's manager. Any serious chairman will not expose himself by appointing this guy. He doesn't know football at all.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

He'll probably have to start again with a Championship club. But not Hull City cos we've got Phil Brown, ta very much

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posted Jan 12, 2008

The thing is, Sven was always a top-class manager, he has been at the top of his field. McClaren hasn't. He can't compare himself, but we've all seen how deluded he is.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

Give him the Liverpool job, then they will both go down.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

So the Newcastle job is available and Mclaren chooses this moment to release a statement that he's looking for a top-flight management position? Extraordinary coincidence.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

He is quoted as saying "I had great success previously". He is still living in fantasy land. The only trophy he has ever won as a manager is the Carling cup!

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for many clubs like newcastle, west ham etc winning the CC is a great success and finalists in the uefa cup is also pretty good. only the prem's top 4 wouldn't be to happy with such a record.
although winning the CC is more difficult these days as the big clubs now want a piece of it.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

I could not stand it if this joker was given a Prem job. Hearing him on the highlights show talking his rubbish about the positives that come from the game, week after week, would make me ill. I have been depressed ever since his pathetic performance getting England knocked out of Europe. I am praying I dont have to see his ugly face again in English Football.

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posted Jan 12, 2008

Thats 1 carling cup and 1 uefa cup final more than any other toon manager has managed in over 50 years! Give the guy a break, if England would of beat Croatia and qualified for Euro 2008, 'everything would be all rosy'. He would have learned from this experience, he has worked under the very best in Sir Alex and Sven, had a fair amount of success at Boro and got them playing some good football at times with a side HE built up, is hungry, and ticks all the boxes for Newcastle job if you ask me.

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posted Jan 13, 2008

He should probably take a job outside of England, maybe PSG where he is only under pressure to do better than the season before. He probably could have Glen Hoddle as his assistant/translator

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