Steve McClaren is a former England manager who is currently out of work after leaving Dutch side FC Twente for the secont time. He has previously managed the likes of Middlesbrough, Vfl Wolsburg and Nottingham Forest.
McClaren enjoyed a five-year spell as Middlesbrough manager from 2001 to 2006, winning them the League Cup in 2004, before taking them on a spectacular run to the 2005/06 UEFA Cup Final, only to be soundly beaten by Sevilla. During his time at the Riverside McClaren established himself as one of the top English managers and won a lot of plaudits for his tactical astuteness.
His success at club level got the England selectors excited and in May 2006 he was appointed as Sven Goran Eriksson's successor. Unfortunately for McClaren his reign as England manager will always be synonymous with their failure to qualify for Euro 2008 and in December 2008 he was sacked.
In June 2008 McClaren was appinted manager of Dutch side FC Twente. In his second and final season in charge he guided the club to their first ever league title. He then decided to change things up and moved to Germany to manage Wolfburg, making him the first ever English manager to be in charge of a German club. However, after failing to impress he was sacked in February 2011.
McClaren was linked with the Aston Villa vacancy at the start of summer 2011 but in June 2011 he was appointed as the new manager of Nottingham Forest only to quit 112 days later.