Unbelievable news as ex-NUFC boss looks all set to land yet another good job in English football

Steve McClaren looks all set to make his return to management, with the ex-NUFC boss having agreed terms to replace Ian Holloway as manager of QPR according to the Daily Mail.

It’s quite unbelievable really, but, then again, I shouldn’t really be surprised given how often these washed up managers continue to get jobs. Still, how can a manager struggle so consistently yet continue to be handed second, third and fourth chances?

Since 2010, Steve has either resigned or been sacked from no fewer than EIGHT jobs. A stat that will fill QPR fans with anything but confidence.

His latest stint in football was a ‘coaching consultant’ with Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv – yet he only lasted 4 months in that role and has been out of work ever since. You get the picture.

He’s got a bit of history with QPR, having been part of Harry Redknapp’s coaching staff (albeit for just 3 months) back in 2013, however they did finish bottom that season..

Since then he’s bottled Derby’s promotion push in the 2014/15 season, got us relegated the season after, lasted barely 6 months after returning to manage the Rams in 2016 and most recently left his ‘coaching role’ at Maccabi Tel Aviv just 4 months into the job.

I feel for QPR fans. They can look forward to this sort of expertise if and when he is appointed at Loftus Road:

Deary me.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “Unbelievable news as ex-NUFC boss looks all set to land yet another good job in English football

  1. Ollie had a tiny budget so didn’t really stand a chance, basically brought in to sort out the mess left behind by Redknapp Ramsey & Hughes, found a few decent youngsters then thrown out on his arse, I fear for a tough season ahead

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  2. Regardless as to whether or not McClaren would make a decent appointment, just a correction on your ‘fact’ about his time at QPR under Harry Redknapp:

    “He’s got a bit of history with QPR, having been part of Harry Redknapp’s coaching staff (albeit for just 3 months) back in 2013, however they did finish bottom that season…”

    Yes, it was about 3 months – Derby approached QPR and then appointed him manager (he wasn’t sacked).

    No, QPR didn’t finish bottom that season – we were in the Championship and were promoted to the Premier League.

    We played VERY significantly better during the 3 months McClaren was coaching. Once he left we were awful – we stuttered, looked anything but convincing and slipped from the automatic promotion places to a very unconvincing 4th place, scraping over the line in the Play-off final with our only shot on target of the game 20 seconds from time, courtesy of Bobby Zamora!

    Many QPR fans have been saying they rate McClaren as a coach, but have concerns about him as a manager.

    He’s odds-on favourite for the appointment though… I guess time will tell.

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