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Steve McClaren Dutch champion

Discussion in 'Football' started by gerd, 2 May 2010.

  1. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Much maligned manager Steve Mclaren won the Dutch championship with Twente.

    IMO this is a great performance by a good a very good coach/manager. Against better teams like Ajax, PSV and AZ Twente playe a very secire and tactical aware football, thus creating a huge surprise.

    A tip for English clubs who want to buy a fantastic player: Costa Rican winger Bryan Ruiz was by far the best player of the Dutch Eredivisie.

    Congratulations to Mc Laren and Twente. Great performance for a litle club like Twente.
     
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  2. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    Yeah a good achievement, he's the first English manager since 1996 to win a league title in a major league. Shame he fucked up the England job!


    btw gerd, there's no space between Mc and Laren.
     
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  3. cfdh_edmundo

    cfdh_edmundo Maverick

    30 December 2002
    Good to see Shteve doing well, I just hope his interviews have improved.
     
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  4. tobi

    tobi "Pull up from 30!"

    5 August 2005
    Teaching the PHX Suns the 2 min drill...
    Spurs, Suns and Cowboys
    Congrats to him, would be nice if others left their comfort zone and tried their hand elsewhere.
     
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  5. curswine

    curswine Premiership

    3 May 2004
    Fleetwood
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  6. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    UK
    Manchester United
    :LMAO: Congrats to the guy, hes a good manager (better than most think he is in this country).
     
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  7. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Totally agree. English managers moan about not getting the top jobs but why don't they broaden their horizons and improve their ability and take a coaching job abroad? That goes for English players, too. I know the money is good in England but I'd like to see more players and managers putting their football first in the European leagues. It's a shame that Matt Derbyshire is one of the few playing at a high level in Europe, but he should be proud of his achievements at Olympiacos rather than bench-warming at Blackburn.

    Back on topic..................I'm really pleased for McLaren, I think he's obviously a good coach and seems like a decent man. He just wasn't ready for the England job at the time, but you can't blame him for taking it. I hope he stays in Holland and continues to rebuild his career. Finishing ahead of Ajax and PSV with a small side like Twente is no mean feat. I know he's been linked with some Premier League teams such as West Ham, and I've just read Wolfsburg are trying to lure him away, but I think he would be crazy to return to a mediocre team when he can take Twente into the Champions League next year.
     
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  8. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Congrats to Steve Mclaren and all of FC Twente! :WORSHIP:
     
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  9. zerovector

    zerovector Champions League

    1 December 2006
    There's two C's too. ;)

    Congrats Steve McClaren‎ and FC Twente! Btw what happened to the Iraqi midfielder, Nashat Akram?
     
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  10. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Fixed.
     
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  11. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    The chase is on!

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11881_6141507,00.html

    Looks like Stevie will have plenty of options to pick from. Of course staying at Twente is also a possibility having now led them to Champions League football for first time.

    I think he'll probably leave though and though there are EPL clubs interested as well, I could see him delay return home and trying his hand in Bundesliga next. Wolfsburg or Hamburg, we'll see... should be interesting.

    Also will be interesting to see if Twente president and management can convince him to stay and continue this building...
     
  12. YoungGun_UK

    YoungGun_UK 20 TIMES!

    12 July 2007
    UK
    Manchester United
    I'd stay away from England if I was him, Try Germany probably and see how far he can take a side their.
     
  13. kežman

    kežman DB10

    1 September 2003
    Germany
    PSV
    Yeah I also think he will leave.

    By now, Twente has no future. So many good players will leave the club, so he can't really work on - he has to start again imo.

    And Twentes youth wasn't bringing up big talents, also their scouts were more on a safari-trip in kazahstan, ukraine shooting some young guys who weren't on a european level.

    I think they have to get the best out of the Eredivisie, but with concurrents like Ajax and PSV they will be the 3rd or 4th team for a really good player.
     
  14. Jumbo_

    Jumbo_ -

    17 August 2006
    Manchester
    Manchester United
    He's gone to Wolfsburg!
     
  15. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Yep seemed likely. Can't really blame him either.

    Thanks for info 'kezman'. ;)

    Let's see how he does in the mighty Bundesliga now!
     
  16. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    This title could be a sour win for Twente.
    Their coach already left, they had a very good young Chelsea player on lone who will leave them almost certainly and their big star Bryan Ruiz will most definitely leave too...what a shame.
     

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