Spotland Stadium

Next Game

Rochdale v Middlesbro'

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

McClaren eyes Boro template

Former Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren admits he wants to use his time on Teesside as a template for his new Derby County job.

Last Updated: 04/12/13 at 11:09 Post Comment

Steve McClaren: Looking back at Boro success

Steve McClaren: Looking back at Boro success

McClaren is the most successful manager in Boro history, having guided them to their only ever major trophy when they captured the League Cup in 2004.

McClaren left Middlesbrough for an ill-fated spell in charge of England, before again bolstering his reputation on the continent.

Now in charge at Derby, he admits his time at the Riverside is still special to him.

"Those years will always live with me. We want to do something at Derby now like we did at Boro," said McClaren - whose Derby host Boro on Wednesday.

"It was a fantastic time. It was my first job and I was very fortunate my first chairman Steve Gibson was one of the best chairmen anybody could have.

"A fantastic chairman - one voice, one man, one owner - he built the club, took it over for the town. He believes it is a community club.

"We had some fantastic European nights at the Riverside. They were really special. Probably more special now looking back than when we were going through it.

"I went there looking to rebuild and it took a good two years to turn it around.

"It was credit to Steve Gibson who gave us the time and resources to do it. It was a great five years."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

International news: Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto quits position

Costa Rica’s popular head coach Jorge Luis Pinto has quit despite their run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rues 'impossible' pre-season schedule

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised his side’s hectic pre-season schedule as bordering on the impossible.

Transfer News: Hibernian capture young midfielder Scott Allan from West Brom

Hibernian have signed former Scotland Under-21 international Scott Allan from West Brom.

Mail Box

Pre-Season Obviously Isn't Meaningless

The debate over the importance of pre-season continues, including a league table from last season for stats fans. Plus travelling to watch your team and Blackpool...

Definitely Not Getting Giddy Over A Friendly Win

We have some conclusions from Louis van Gaal's perfect start, plus a dismissal of fantasy football, worries about La Liga's greediness and thoughts on Real with Ham-ez...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property