Steve McClaren factfile

Former England manager Steve McClaren
Former England manager Steve McClaren

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.

Steve McClaren applauds Middlesbrough's fans after their UEFA Cup Final defeat

Steve McClaren applauds Middlesbrough's fans after their UEFA Cup Final defeat

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.

McClaren at FC Twente

McClaren at FC Twente

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.

Steve McClaren didn't last long at Nottingham Forest

Steve McClaren didn't last long at Nottingham Forest

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.

Steve McClaren while at Derby

Steve McClaren while at Derby

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.

McClaren was ridiculed for using a brolly as England lost to Croatia

McClaren was ridiculed for using a brolly as England lost to Croatia

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