West Londoners strengthen backroom team ahead of new season.
Former England head coach Steve McClaren has joined the coaching setup at Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, reports the Independent.
The 52-year-old has been out of work since being fired by Eredivisie side FC Twente in February, just a year after McClaren had returned to manage the Dutch side for a second spell.
And McClaren’s last job in England also ended in failure after lasting for just 13 games with Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, three of which he won, and now it is understood that he wants to keep himself involved in the game in England while also retaining a strong interest in the vacant England Under-21 managerial role following Stuart Pearce’s recent departure from the job.
McClaren is, however, still the last English trainer to have won a league championship overseas, a feat he achieved while in charge of Twente in the Netherlands between 2008 and 2010, bringing home the Eredivisie title in the 2009-10 campaign, before he joined Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.
As for his new role at Loftus Road, McClaren said: “Whilst it still remains my ambition to manage again, this gives me an ideal opportunity to stay involved and work on the field with one of the top managers in this country and a very ambitious club. Rest assured, I’ll be doing all I can for Harry, the club and the fans to help QPR return to the Premier League.”