Steve McClaren Guides FC Twente To First Eredivisie Title, Wolfsburg Next?

By Ollie Irish

Schteeeve McClaren – “I will schelebrate my succschess with a big fat schmoke”

McClaren’s FC Twente won the Eredivisie this weekend, for the first time in its history, pipping Ajax by a point. It’s a remarkable rehabilitation for the much-mocked Englishman, whose career was in tatters when England failed to qualify for Euro 2008. The poisonous British media turned him into a laughing stock at the time, I’m sure I joined in like so many other ex-national bosses (Hoddle, Turnip Taylor, Sven etc.).

I couldn’t be happier for Schteeve so few English players and managers have the balls to test themselves abroad (this narrow-mindedness

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  1. Squelch says:

    That accent is stuff of legends. Love it.

  2. I hope that McLaren carries on in Europe and maybe eventually ends up winning something at a big club over the next few years.

    I know I will probably get slaughtered for writing this, but if he ever got the chance again in say, another 4 or 5 years, he would probably be a good England manager.

    I always got the impression that Bobby Robson would have been better if he managed England after his spells abroad, and McLaren could possibly be the same.

    Unless he wins La Liga with Barca or Real Madrid though, the English media would never allow it.

    For those McLaren haters at MUFC, I would perhaps be a bit worried. I’m sure Fergie will play a big part in naming his successor, and he rated McLaren enough to give him his chance at Old Trafford.

    And the accent in that clip was class.

  3. Lox says:

    “And yes, he still has a trace of that krazy Dutch accent”

    As far as I know he hasn’t even tried speaking a single word of Dutch during his 2 years at FC Twente, but ok… maybe I’m just not getting the joke.

    Anyway, great achievement by a great coach. (and this comes from an Ajax fan so that means something :p)

  4. […] McClaren is the new manager of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. So long Twente – he left them on a high (too much time in Dutch coffee shops […]

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