30 March ~ It was reported this morning that West Ham hope to employ Steve McClaren as their manager next season. In WSC 235 (September 2006) Harry Pearson attempted to understand why people "simply didn't warm to" the former Middlesbrough boss – and it's not just because "he was often said to look like a coach driver".

You may think the new England boss Steve McClaren is barely interesting enough to justify the term enigma, but there is certainly one thing that is intriguing about the Yorkshireman – the reaction he has produced on Teesside. Read the full article

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