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May 04, 2006

McClaren expected to be named England coach

A report on BBC Sport tips Middlesbrough FC manager Steve McClaren as the successor to current English coach Sven-Goran Eriksson:

McClaren arrived at the FA's Soho Square headquarters at 1540 BST and was rushed inside, with a statement and news conference expected imminently.

The board meeting to discuss the successor to current coach Sven-Goran Eriksson finished before 1430 BST.

McClaren, currently manager of Middlesbrough, is also a coach in Eriksson's current England set-up.

The 45-year-old made his way to London from his Yorkshire home earlier on Thursday.

Bolton boss Sam Allardyce — who was also in the running for the job — has said he expects to miss out.

McClaren failed to come out for the post-match interviews after his Middlesbrough side's 1-1 draw at Allardyce's Bolton on Wednesday.

Update, 13:50: Report confirmed.

Posted by Nicholas at May 4, 2006 11:13 AM

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