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Steve McClaren Leaves FC Twente and Takes Over at Bundesliga Side Wolfsburg

Wouldn’t it be funny if the former England boss conducted an interview with a heavy German accent?

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Sports News - May 02, 2010

Former England boss Steve McClaren has signed a two-year deal as manager of German side Wolfsburg.
McClaren had been in charge at Dutch side FC Twente, who he led to a first league title in their 45-year history.
The 49-year-old was sacked as England manager in 2007 after failing to qualify for Euro 2008.
But the former Middlesbrough boss rebuilt his career over two years in the Netherlands and will now take charge of the 2009 German champions.
“I have had two fantastic years at FC Twente, but made a promise to my wife and children [who remained in England] that I would not spend more than two years living away from them,” McClaren told Dutch newspaper TC Tubantia.
“Now we will all live together in Germany.”
Wolfsburg were knocked out of the Europa League in the quarter-final stage this season after a 3-1 aggregate defeat by Premier League side Fulham.
And the German side, who were deposed as champions by Bayern Munich, finished eighth in the Bundesliga. (BBC Sport)

There is no denying the massive success Steve McClaren had in the Dutch Eredivisie with FC Twente and whilst many in England still associate the former Boro boss with abject failure the 49 year old is doing a good job at this management lark.

He may have a tougher time of it at Wolfsburg though. Clearly the club over performed when they took the Bundesliga crown last term and the first big challenge that faces McClaren is trying to keep prized asset Edin Dzeko at the club.

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