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Wolfsburg Appoint Steve McClaren As Manager

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Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg have appointed former England manager Steve McClaren as their new manager on a two-year deal.

McClaren found himself linked with managerial posts right across Europe (including Celtic, West Ham and Hamburg) after leading FC Twente to their first Eredivisie title in 84 years last season, but the former Middlesbrough boss has now decided to take up the reigns at Die Wölfe – replacing current caretaker coach Lorenz-Günther Köstner.

The 49-year-old tactician has seen his stock rise dramatically over the course of this season, after seeing it hit an all time low following England’s failure to qualify for the 2008 European Championships.

Wolfsburg were crowned German league champions in 2009, but have struggled to match that success this term,  only managing an eighth place finish, and it is McClaren who has been charged with restoring the Volkswagen Group-owned club to it’s former glory.

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