Steve McClaren rules out England role

'Maybe in 10 years': McClaren rules out taking up new FA technical director post



14:26 GMT, 28 March 2012

Runner: Steve McClaren is in contention for the position

Runner: Steve McClaren is in contention for the position

Former England manager Steve McClaren has no intention of becoming the Football Association's new technical director.

The FA confirmed that they are to appoint a technical director for the first time in 10 years to head up operations at the new national football centre at St George's Park, near Burton.

McClaren, 50, following a coaching career that has seen him manage in England and on the continent, revealed the position is not for him just now.
McClaren, who returned to manage Dutch side FC Twente earlier this year, told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf: 'Maybe in 10 years, but certainly not now.'

McClaren won the Eredivisie title with FC Twente two seasons ago to help repair some of his reputation following the damage of England's unsuccessful Euro 2008 qualification campaign.

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The former Middlesbrough boss subsequently endured brief and unsuccessful stints at German side Wolfsburg before lasting only a few months at npower Championship side Nottingham Forest at the start of this season.

His return to Twente has, however, helped inspire another title challenge in Holland.

The new technical director will work alongside Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA's director of football development, and lead the drive to make St George's Park a centre of excellence for coaches.