It was met with widespread when Steve McClaren was given yet another chance to get back into English football.

Following failure after failure it looked like his time was surely up, only for QPR to give him a route back into the English game.

However, the West London club have protected themselves to an extent, by only giving the former Newcastle manager a two year contract.

Little wonder when you look at his record over the past eight years.

Only twice in his last six jobs has Steve McClaren survived beyond 31 matches.

2010-2011 Wolfsburg – 24 games

2011 Nottingham Forest – 13 games

2012-2013 FC Twente – 63 games

2013-2015 Derby – 95 games

2015-2016 Newcastle United – 31 games

2016-2017 Derby – 29 games

After 14 months had passed since that last Derby sacking, it looked like the end of his management career, but giving his press conference on Monday, McClaren claims getting only a two year contract doesn’t bother him:

“Contracts in football now….you don’t know, but it’s not about the contract.

“It’s about in two years if you [can] progress and go forward and that’s what I hope to do and demonstrate.

“QPR have finished 18th and 16th over the last two seasons.

“We are looking to add to this squad and if we do that we can progress.

“It’s not about budgets or big players, yes that can get you a certain place, but there are lots of clubs who have proved you don’t need a big budget to get into the play-offs.

“You need experience around youth and in the future that’s something we’ll look at.

“I’ve got a couple of days now with Les [Ferdinand], where we can sit down and have a look at where the club is and how to take it forward and what resources we have.

“The priority is winning football matches which we’ll try to do every game and with a certain style and I believe with this squad we can achieve that.

“I am just pleased that QPR have given me a chance to come back into the game at a coaching level.”

  • FatParosite

    McClaren needs to get out of QPR soon to take Rafa’s seat on a bob-a-job contract. Job description: 1) Required to receive Mike’s hand up the jaxy at all times.
    2) There are no other tasks

    • Pablo

      Remember when McClaren went all Dutch when he ‘managed ‘ F.C. Twente.? What a tool

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Musical chairs of the old guard, i suppose some club will be mental enough to employ the Great Liar Parspew.
    Could be us if Rafa leaves

  • Paul Patterson

    A true chancer. .

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      aren`t they all, Pardew, Fat Sham etc the list is endless

  • Gianfranco Shola

    Of all our managers of the past few years he probably did the most damage and that is no mean feat

  • Mxpx

    Interesting that he was the only manager we’ve really allowed to spend money and he still took us down 15m on wijnaldum 12 mil a piece on townsend and shelvey and 13 mil on mitrovic and I think he also signed mbemba but can’t remember the fee

    • Ram Kishore

      Thauvin, saivet, Doumbia..
      I just can’t wonder how many high profile players we had and the same season we had lot of transfer sums saved and Ashley allowed spending so much.. too much worse done