McClaren set to reject offer to return to QPR

Date published: Thursday 22nd September 2016 4:09

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Former England and Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is set to turn down the chance to return to Queens Park Rangers, sources have told TEAMtalk.

QPR sounded out McClaren, who enjoyed a spell working as a coach under Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road, about returning to the club to help out Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Rangers have endured a difficult start to the new Championship season losing their last three games, including a 6-0 hammering at home to Newcastle to lead to question marks over the long-term future of Hasselbaink.

QPR officials were hoping to lure McClaren back to the club feeling his Championship experience would help Hasselbaink with McClaren remaining highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Loftus Road after impressing in his coaching role in 2013.

McClaren is close to Hasselbaink having worked with the striker during his time in charge of Middlesbrough and having given him a coaching role at Nottingham Forest when he was in charge at the City Ground.

McClaren has been out of work since being sacked by Newcastle last March and he is thought to be keeping his options open about a return to management or possibly taking up director of football-style role at a club.

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