The view from the Netherlands

McClaren's unfamiliar challenge

January 11, 2012
By Ernst Bouwes
Steve McClaren returns for a second spell at FC Twente and is already talking about another title for the club, but times have changed in Enschede. The championship is no longer something the fans hope for; they now expect it, along with entertaining football.

Often a new coach, especially if he is British, starts by sweeping away every memory of his predecessor, then brings in his preferred players and hires his own staff. In his first weeks at FC Twente in 2008, McClaren bucked that ...

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