McClaren ready to manage again

Former England manager Steve McClaren wants to return to club management as soon as possible.

McClaren says his recent sacking by Bundesliga club Wolfsburg has not dampened his enthusiasm to manage a club.

He lasted less than a season in Germany, with his decision to depart Eredivisie champions FC Twente last summer coming back to haunt him.

McClaren is keen to return to the game as soon as possible, though, and is open to offers.

He admits a return to the Premier League, where he has previously managed with Middlesbroughwould be his preferred choice, but has refused to rule out the prospect of moving abroad again or dropping down into the Championship.

I have read comments about managers who will only work in the Premier League, but in regards to the Championship, I don’t think you can label anything,” McClaren told Sky Sports News.

“There are as many exciting challenges in the Championship as there are in the Premier League, to take a team up. Look at what Blackpool have done, that’s a fantastic achievement. That’s also something that can happen.”

“I still believe the Premier League is the best league in the world, despite my experience in the Bundesliga and the Eredivisie. It’s still the number one and most attractive.”

“But also abroad there are lots of different challenges.”