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Steve McClaren will join Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv

Newcastle United sacked Steve McClaren

Former England manager Steve McClaren has agreed to join Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv as a coaching consultant to new manager Jordi Cruyff.

“I have huge respect for such a well known club both in Israel and in Europe and I intend to help Jordi and the players achieve success for the fans this season,” McClaren told the club website.

The 56-year-old previously worked with Cruyff at Manchester United where McClaren was assistant manager under Sir Alex Ferguson from 1999-2001 while Cruyff played for the Premier League club.