Steve McClaren has left his position as manager of Dutch club FC Twente after failing to recreate the success of his first spell at the helm of the Dutch club.
Twente’s loss at Heerenveen on Saturday saw the club fall to fifth place, six points behind Eredivisie leaders PSV Eindhoven. It was a sharp fall from grace for McClaren, as his side had topped the table at Christmas. However, a shocking turnaround in form since the new year has seen the Enschede club fail to register a win in 2013, resulting in McClaren’s swift exit.
McClaren led Twente to the Eredivisie title in 2010, but left for pastures new when Wolfsburg came knocking. Unsuccessful spells at Wolfsburg and Nottingham Forest saw the former England manager return to Twente in January 2012.
Twente chairman Joop Munsterman had given McClaren the dreaded vote of confidence as recent as Monday, “For us, the situation has not changed with this defeat. It is a stable situation at the club.”