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

PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.”

Related articles


Live Blog Transfer Window Live July 27

 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Monday, July 27, 2015
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris has recovered from his broken wrist and will be in the squad as Tottenham face the MLS ALl-Stars on Wednesday.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has taken to Instagram to confirm his move to Rome is on.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Charlton's Regan Charles-Cook lifts the ball over West Ham United's Darren Randolph but wide of the post

Hammers defender Reece Burke is realistic about his first-team chances, while we look at the chances for the West Ham youngsters

Monday, July 27, 2015
Alex Cisak has moved back to Leyton Orient after impressing last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ian Hendon reveals his delight after taking 26-year-old back to Brisbane Road

Monday, July 27, 2015
Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon looks on at Colchester (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Alan Dunne signs two-year deal at Brisbane Road after release from Millwall

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more