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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 May 2006, 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
McClaren's career in photos

Steve McClaren (left), who started as Oxford reserve team coach in 1992, moves to Derby as assistant manager to Jim Smith in 1995

Steve McClaren begins coaching at Oxford after injury cuts short his playing career, before following Jim Smith to Derby

Steve McClaren joined Manchester United as assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson in February 1999

He helps Derby into the Premiership in his first season before attracting the attention of Manchester United in 1999

Steve McClaren (right) and Sir Alex Ferguson hold the Champions League trophy after beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in the final

McClaren is once again instantly successful as United win the treble - the Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League

Steve McClaren (left) and Peter Taylor take on their dual England role in October 2000 while the FA search for a full-time manager

The FA recognises his coaching abilities and appoints him joint England caretaker manager after Kevin Keegan's exit in 2000

Steve McClaren and Peter Taylor watch England lose 1-0 to Italy in the Stadio del Alpi

England lose a friendly in Italy under McClaren and Taylor but United then block his involvement with the national side

Steve McClaren is appointed Middlesbrough manager on 12 June, 2001

The decision prompts McClaren to move, Leeds and West Ham court him, but he becomes Middlesbrough boss in June, 2001

Steve McClaren reacts to another Middlesbrough defeat at the start of the 2001-02 season

The Premiership season starts badly for McClaren with four consecutive defeats, but his side recovers to finish 12th

Steve McClaren urges his side on against Arsenal in the 2002 FA Cup semi-final

They fare slightly better in the FA Cup, reaching the semi-finals before losing 1-0 to Arsenal at Old Trafford

England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson (left) and Steve McClaren

Boro allow McClaren to resume his England role and he helps boss Sven-Goran Eriksson prepare for the 2002 World Cup

England coach Steve McClaren plays head tennis with captain David Beckham before the quarter-final againt Brazil

England reach the quarter-finals in Japan before being knocked out by eventual winners Brazil 2-1

Steve McClaren (centre) is doused in Champagne by keeper Mark Schwarzer after winning the Carling Cup at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff

Back home, McClaren leads Boro to their first major trophy with a 2-1 victory over Bolton in the 2004 Carling Cup final

England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren discuss tactics in Portugal

In the summer, McClaren is powerless to stop England exiting the 2004 Euro Championships to Portugal in the quarter-finals

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scores Middlesbrough's first European goal as they beat Banik Ostrava 4-1 on aggregate in the Uefa Cup

Back on Teesside, Boro defeat Czech side Banik Ostrava 3-0 in their first foray into European footbal in September 2004

Steve McClaren reacts after Boro are knocked out of the Uefa Cup

McClaren leads his side to Uefa Cup wins over Aigaleo, Lazio and Partisan Belgrade before bowing out to Sporting Lisbon

Steve McClaren (left) offers advice to England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson

McClaren continues his international work and helps guide England to the 2006 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Austria

A Middlesbrough supporter is led away after throwing his season ticket at manager Steve McClaren - the fan is later given his ticket back

Boro struggle in the Premiership - a 4-0 home defeat by Aston Villa prompts one fan to throw his season ticket at McClaren

Steve McClaren (second right) leaves the field with his players and staff after the 1-0 defeat

However, McClaren's side fare better in the cup competitions, reaching the FA Cup semi-final before losing 1-0 to West Ham

Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren hugs Massimo Maccarone after their thrilling 4-3 aggregate win over Steaua Bucharest in the Uefa Cup semi-final

And four days later, Massimo Maccarone's last-gasp goal sends Boro into their first European final against Sevilla

McClaren arrives at FA headquarters in Soho Square

McClaren arrives at FA headquarters in Soho Square shortly before being named as Sven-Goran Eriksson's replacement

Steve McClaren signs a four-year contract as England manager

And he finally puts pen to paper on a four-year contract, that will begin on 1 August, to end weeks of speculation

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The Yorkshireman's first game in charge will be a friendly against Greece at Old Trafford on 16 August

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