Forest snap up McClaren

Former England manager Steve McClaren was today named by Nottingham Forest as their new boss.

Former England manager Steve McClaren was today named by Nottingham Forest as their new boss.

McClaren has signed a three-year contract at the City Ground and takes over from Billy Davies, who was sacked yesterday.

McClaren, recently linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa, returns to club management in England – having previously been with Middlesbrough – after time in Holland and Germany with FC Twente and Wolfsburg.


1961: Born Fulford, York, May 3.

1978: Joins Hull City.

1985: After 178 games and 16 goals for the Tigers, joins Derby.

1988: After 25 games for the Rams – and eight on loan at Lincoln – moves to Bristol City.

1990: Joins Oxford.

1995: Becomes assistant to Jim Smith at Derby after quitting as Oxford youth team coach.

1999: Joins Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager.

2001: February – Member of new England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson’s coaching staff.

March – Ferguson blocks any continued involvement for McClaren in the England set-up.

June – Becomes Middlesbrough manager.

2002: June – Part of England’s coaching staff as England are knocked out by Brazil in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

November – Leaves position as Eriksson’s assistant to concentrate on Middlesbrough.

2004: February – Wins Carling Cup after 2-1 defeat of Bolton – the first major trophy in Boro’s history.

May – Rejoins England coaching staff for Euro 2004.

2006: May 4: Named as Eriksson’s successor as England manager.

May 10 – Middlesbrough beaten 4-0 by Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final.

August – Starts England tenure with 4-0 friendly win over European champions Greece.

2007: March – Pressure mounts as England draw with Israel and struggle against Andorra in Euro 2008 qualifiers.

October – England beat Estonia 3-0 at Wembley, but lose 2-1 away at Russia to leave qualification out of their hands.

November 21 – England lose 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley and fail to qualify for Euro 2008.

November 22 – Sacked by the Football Association after an emergency board meeting at Soho Square.

2008: June 20 – Returns to club management with Dutch club FC Twente.

2009: Leads Twente to second-placed finish in the Eredivisie and enjoys runs to the Dutch cup final and UEFA Cup knockout stage.

October – Signs contract extension after an excellent start to the 2009/10 season.

2010: May 2 – Leads Twente to their first ever Eredivisie title with a 2-0 win at NAC Breda on the final day of the season.

May 11 – Leaves Twente to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on a two-year deal.

2011: February 7 – Parts company with Wolfsburg following a string of poor results.

June 13 – Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest on a three-year contract, succeeding Billy Davies.

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