Former England manager Steve McClaren has been appointed as Newcastle United’s new head coac. Here is his factfile.
1961: Born Fulford, York, May 3.
1978: Joins Hull City.
1985: After 178 games and 16 goals for the Tigers, joins Derby.
1988: After 25 games for the Rams - and eight on loan at Lincoln - moves to Bristol City.
1990: Joins Oxford.
1995: Becomes assistant to Jim Smith at Derby after quitting as Oxford youth team coach.
1999: Joins Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager.
2001: February - Member of new England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson’s coaching staff.
March - Ferguson blocks any continued involvement for McClaren in the England set-up.
June - Becomes Middlesbrough manager.
2002: June - Part of England’s coaching staff as England are knocked out by Brazil in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
November - Leaves position as Eriksson’s assistant to concentrate on Middlesbrough.
2004: February - Wins Carling Cup after 2-1 defeat of Bolton - the first major trophy in Boro’s history.
May - Rejoins England coaching staff for Euro 2004.
2006: May 4: Named as Eriksson’s successor as England manager.
May 10 - Middlesbrough beaten 4-0 by Sevilla in the UEFA Cup final.
August - Starts England tenure with 4-0 friendly win over European champions Greece.
2007: March - Pressure mounts as England draw with Israel and struggle against Andorra in Euro 2008 qualifiers.
October - England beat Estonia 3-0 at Wembley, but lose 2-1 away at Russia to leave qualification out of their hands.
November 21 - England lose 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley and fail to qualify for Euro 2008.
November 22 - Sacked by the Football Association after an emergency board meeting at Soho Square.
2008: June 20 - Returns to club management with Dutch club FC Twente.
2009: Leads Twente to second-placed finish in the Eredivisie and enjoys runs to the Dutch cup final and UEFA Cup knockout stage.
October - Signs contract extension after an excellent start to the 2009/10 season.
2010: May 2 - Leads Twente to their first ever Eredivisie title with a 2-0 win at NAC Breda on the final day of the season.
May 11 - Leaves Twente to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg on a two-year deal.
2011: February 7 - Parts company with Wolfsburg following a string of poor results.
June 13 - Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest on a three-year contract, succeeding Billy Davies.
October 2 - Resigns following 3-1 defeat at home to Birmingham.
2012: January 5 - Appointed FC Twente boss for a second time.
May 6 - Twente finish sixth in the Eredivisie but lose to RKC Waalwijk in the Europa League play-offs.
2013: February 26 - Leaves Twente by mutual consent after a run of six games without a win sees them drop to fifth in the Eredivisie table.
July 2 - Joins QPR as part of manager Harry Redknapp’s backroom staff.
September - Returns to Derby County as head coach to replace the sacked Nigel Clough, signing a two and a half year deal
December – Awarded the Championship Manager of the month
2014: May 24 - leads Derby to the Championship play-off final where they lose 1-0 against his old employers QPR
2015: May 2 - needing just a draw to seal their place in the Championship play-offs, Derby lose 3-0 at home to Reading as they dropped to eighth
May 25 - sacked by Derby County
June 10 - appointed as Newcastle United head coach