Newcastle United sacked its coach, John Carver, on Tuesday and appointed former England coach, Steve McClaren as the new head coach of the club. The 54-year old has also been named on the club’s board.
McClaren, who has signed a three-year contract that could be extended to eight years, said: “I’m determined to give the supporters a team they can be proud of.”
Ex-England boss McClaren, sacked by Derby in May, had turned down the Magpies job twice – after Alan Pardew’s departure in December and before the last three games of the season.
Newcastle secured their Premier League status on the final day after winning just three of 20 matches under Carver, who was caretaker manager.
Manchester City’s Under-21 squad manager Patrick Vieira had also been in the running for the role at St James’ Park.
McClaren managed England from 2006 to 2007 and also had spells in charge of Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, German side Wolfsburg and Dutch club Twente.
‘I’m here to win trophies’
Newcastle’s last major trophy was the 1955 FA Cup and McClaren said his priority is to win silverware.
“There’s a lot of work to do, but the club has made it clear about wanting success and I would not have come here if I didn’t believe they were serious,” he said.
“This club has waited far too long to win a trophy. That’s one of my primary objectives here.
“I’ve already won trophies as a manager, and a club the size of Newcastle United should be winning cups and finishing in the top eight in the Premier League.”