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McClaren to Coach Wolfsburg After Leading Twente to Dutch Title

May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Steve McClaren, the former England soccer manager who guided FC Twente to its first Dutch Eredivisie title this season, will take over as coach at German club Wolfsburg on July 1.

The 49-year-old will join on a two-year contract, Wolfsburg said in a statement on its website. He’ll be the first English manager in the Bundesliga’s top division, and the team’s third new coach in a year.

McClaren’s move had been reported earlier today by Dutch regional newspaper TC Tubantia.

“I’ve had two fantastic years at Twente and it ended in a fantastic way,” Tubantia quoted McClaren as saying. “I promised my wife and children I would be away from them for a maximum of two years. We’re all going to live in Germany now.”

McClaren became the first English coach to win a major European league championship since Bobby Robson at Porto in 1996. He joined Twente in June 2008, seven months after being fired as coach of England’s national team when the squad failed to qualify for the 2008 European Championship.

Wolfsburg finished eighth this season after winning its first Bundesliga title in 2009 under coach Felix Magath, who left to join Schalke. His successor Armin Veh was fired in January, and since then Lorenz-Guenther Koestner has been in charge on a caretaker basis.

To contact the reporter on this story: Danielle Rossingh in London at drossingh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net

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