He’s being described as the luckiest man in football and we’d tend to agree. Just listen to this..
Since 2010, Steve has either resigned or been sacked from no fewer than EIGHT jobs (sorry QPR fans!) and his latest stint in football was a short-lived one in Israel, with him last just 4 months as a ‘coaching consultant’ with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
He’s been out of work ever since (and rightly so really), yet he’s now been handed the job at QPR, promising to bring ‘attractive and attacking’ football to Loftus Road. You know, the sort of style that helped Derby bottle their play off hopes and got us relegated.
It’s a baffling one and another reminder that the same old names keep getting jobs, but it has come with some pretty priceless reactions from fans (and journalists) up and down the country:
QPR have announced they are Steve McClaren's new carers. pic.twitter.com/VPXmPmLAWe
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) May 18, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the fans of QPR tonight as their club appoint Steve McClaren as their new manager.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 18, 2018
Reminder that one of Steve McClaren’s top tips to win a cup final is to play your strongest team. pic.twitter.com/RXp9mWwcHv
— football.london (@Football_LDN) May 18, 2018
Looking forward to hearing Steve McClaren’s West London accent
— Rob Bootle (@RobBootle) May 18, 2018
You never know, Steve McClaren might finally get it right in his 139th managerial job in English football… #QPR
— Total:NUFC (@Total_NUFC) May 18, 2018
Steve McClaren’s expression in the first few seconds of the video announcing his appointment at #QPR is very similar to that of Guy Goma, the taxi driver who was interviewed by the BBC by mistake. He can’t quite fathom how’s he’s there but he’s going to make the most of it. pic.twitter.com/wBolHw4GJt
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) May 18, 2018