'McClaren wants happy finish' - Sevilla boss

May 31, 2006

Sevilla coach Juande Ramos is aware his Middlesbrough counterpart Steve McClaren has an extra incentive to lead the Teessiders to UEFA Cup glory.

McClaren was last week named as the new England coach, succeeding Sven-Goran Eriksson, and his final game with Boro is the European showpiece against the Primera Liga side at PSV Eindhoven's Philips Stadion.

Ramos said of McClaren: 'He is a professional.

'We all try to improve and do well in our work and he has been given this responsibility and I am sure he will do a great job.

'He will get the most out of his team and he will want to leave the job with a final victory.'

McClaren refused to answer questions about his new post when he was quizzed at Boro's press conference today.

McClaren has signed a four-year contract with the Football Association and will start on August 1.

The York-born 45-year-old will be Eriksson's assistant at this summer's World Cup in Germany.