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McClaren completes FC Twente return

January 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

FC Twente have confirmed Steve McClaren has been appointed the club's manager for a second time.

Steve McClaren
GettyImagesSteve McClaren lifted the Eredivisie title with FC Twente in 2010

• McClaren in talks over Twente return

McClaren quickly emerged as the favourite to succeed Co Adriaanse, who was sacked on Tuesday by the Eredivisie club, and the appointment was confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

The former England boss led Twente to their first ever Eredivisie title in his second season before leaving to take charge of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in May 2010.

The 50-year-old was sacked less than a year later and his most recent post was at Nottingham Forest, who appointed him last June on a three-year deal.

However, McClaren resigned in October with Forest just one point and one place above the Championship relegation zone.

McClaren is relishing his second tilt at the Twente job and believes he will be immediately comfortable in his surroundings.

"I left, obviously, on a high with the title. I said at that time that I would be back. I didn't know when, but I would be back," McClaren told Sky Sports News. "The club is still developing, still growing and I think this is an ideal opportunity for me to go back and finish what we were starting."

McClaren indicated the club's goals corresponded to his own targets.

He said: "I know the club very well. I know the people at the top. I can work with the people at the top. I think that is the most important thing. I had a good relationship with them the last time. I know where the club is coming from. I know what their vision is. I know what their ambitions are. It is still there. That was the key thing for me."