Steve McClaren sacked!
February 7, 2011 11:06am CST
Not even a year into his contract ex England manager Steve McClaren has been sacked by Wolfsburg. The wally with the brolly, as called by the english media after the disastourous night England lost at wembley to Croatia, has failed to take Wolfsburg to the dizzy height of winning the league as they did a few years ago. Having won the title in Holland with FC Twenty, I thought McClaren might be a good signing for Wolfsburg to take them into Champions league football. But it has not happened for him. So the people on Mylot who watch German football, has he been a poor appointment or has he been unlucky, and should he have been given more time?
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7 Feb 11
I myself thought he was very lucky to get the job despite winning the league with FC Twente he still isn't a great manager. Wolfsburg was a good opportunity for him and he has blown his shot there instead of taking them on to bigger and better things he has arguably given the board no choice to let key players go who want to be playing in the champions league. Always a Wally in my eyes even before he took over England.
8 Feb 11
I have been watching Steve McClaren's career for some time now. He was good with Boro, then was a disaster for England. Then he was good with FC Twente and now has been sacked at Wolfsburg. I think he is good for a middle of the table clubs in on of the bigger leagues i.e. EPL, La Liga, Serie A or Bundesliga. In the other leagues, he can be good for the top clubs. So the Dutch or the Scottish league could be his next stop. Cheers! Ram
8 Feb 11
Like I said in a previous comment, a trainer shouldn't be sacked during the season. I am a Bayern Munchen fan and I follow the Bundesliga, but mainly only Bayern games, for two reasons. First, being a Bayern fan this is what interests me the most. Second, because the majority of the games are at the same time and I don't really have time to watch the highlights anymore. In the past, when my receiver worked and I had many German channels I have watched the Sportschau, where the highlights were shown from every game. I have seen Wolfsburg playing twice this year, the both games with Bayern. The first was in the Match day 1, where Bayern has won with a last second goal of Schweinsteiger and the second was in January, when the Bundesliga resumed from the winter break and it ended 1-1, after Schweinsteiger losing a ball in the own penalty box and Wolsburg equalized in the 85th minute. Judging from this two games which I have seen, Wolfsburg was a very dirty team, the main concern of the players was to foul the Bayern player who carried the ball. But the fighting spirit was there, so I guess this is okay. But I don't think that Wolfsburg had any chance of winning something, especially after selling Dzeko. Now that former German national team legend Littbarski took over, will see if Diego will be the old one again and if the style of Wolfsburg will change.
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7 Feb 11
Leaving FC Twenty was a mistake. He had champions league football, there and might have managed another title. I think it would be a brave team in the EPL to take him on after his time as England manager, He would get plenty of stick from the away fans.
11 Feb 11
I think he make a mistake by leaving FC Twente. he should just stay there and try to make it big at Holland. If he can be very successful with Twente domestically he should try to bring a more successful european competition to the club. He should build himself at Twente and in the same time build the club. Once he already make it big in european competetion with FC Twente, then it is time for him to move on to the more challeging league.