Ex-England boss McClaren keen on FA coaching role

11:29 23 December 2012

Steve McClaren. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA

Steve McClaren. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA

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Former England manager Steve McClaren is keen to work for the Football Association again and would like to take on a role where he would coach the coaches.

McClaren, sacked as England manager for failing to qualify for Euro 2008, wants to work in England when his club management career is over.

Currently managing Dutch side Twente for a second time McClaren, who has also managed at Wolfsburg in Germany, wants to work at St George’s Park on what he terms a “coach education Programme”.

McClaren told The Observer: “When I’m past being able to run around the field, I’ve got a lot of experiences, good and bad, which I think I can pass on.

“Ultimately, I’m teacher, I’m a coach, and I like to coach players and I like to coach coaches.

“We have to coach the coaches better and that will improve the English game and the English player.”

McClaren believes he can coach in England against despite Aston Villa cancelling an interview in 2011 and then only lasting three months at Nottingham Forest before resigning.

“My next job was going to be overseas after that, for sure,” said McClaren.

“I just felt the feeling within England, time had not healed enough. I thought it was the right time to go back to England 1/8after leaving Wolfsburg at the start of 2011 3/8 but it was too soon because of the reaction obviously from supporters.

“It was about an acceptance of myself in England after the England job, so I think that will take time.”

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