He added: "It's different to the English game. It's more possession play but McClaren will find it quite easy to adapt to Dutch football. He's a very good manager. When I worked with him at Middlesbrough, he brought the best out of us. If you look at his record at Middlesbrough, I think it is quite impressive.
"They (had) never won anything and under Steve McClaren we did win something and we qualified for the UEFA Cup final."