Ex-Middlesbrough and England coach wants Blackburn role

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Will Steve McClaren be making a return to Premier League management? He’s well and truly thrown his hat into the ring as far as the vacant Blackburn manager’s role is concerned, with Mark Hughes having recently jumped ship to Manchester City.

The BBC report that the man chiefly responsible for England’s failure to make Euro 2008 could well be on the Blackburn shortlist, although will Rovers take a chance on the man that fared reasonably well with Middlesbrough, but flopped badly with the national team?

“Of course that would interest me,” McClaren told BBC Radio 5 Live when asked about the vacancy at Ewood Park.

“Unfortunately what happened with England was a huge failure but I want to get back into management.”

McClaren was recently linked with FC Twente, a Dutch club who have qualified for the Champions League. It’s questionable whether the powers-that-be at Ewood Park are prepared to take a punt on this guy, especially as it could be a tough season after the departure of Hughes and potentially the likes of Santa Cruz and Bentley also leaving.

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