Steve McClaren succeeded Sven Goran Eriksson as England Manager after the 2006 World Cup, having already been part of the England set-up for six years.
As a player he had a 13-year career as a professional, playing in midfield for Hull City, Derby County, Bristol City and Oxford United. As a coach he began with the youth and reserve sides at Oxford and was Derby’s Assistant Manager before becoming Assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United early in 1999.
In his first half-season at Old Trafford the club won the Treble and, with a reputation as one of the country’s most tactically astute coaches, he was ‘Coach’ to the England team managed by caretaker Peter Taylor in November 2000.
He retained the position under Eriksson, a part-time role after he took over as Middlesbrough’s manager. He was at the Riverside for five years, winning the League Cup and reaching the UEFA Cup Final before being appointed as England boss.
He lasted for 15 months, leaving after England had narrowly failed to qualify for Euro 2008.