McClaren signs for Wolfsburg

THE HAGUE - Former England manager Steve McClaren has left FC Twente to take over at German Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, the newly crowned Dutch champions announced yesterday.

The 49-year-old Englishman has agreed to a two-year contract worth ß3million (R28,9million) a year.

"I have had two fantastic years at FC Twente, but made a promise to my wife and children (who remain in England) that I would not spend more than two years living away from them," he said.

"Now we will all live together in Germany."

McClaren took over as coach at the unfashionable side from Enschede in the north of the country in 2008 after being booted out of the England job in 2007. - Sapa-AFP