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Wolfsburg boss McClaren: England coach must be English

Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren says Fabio Capello's successor as England coach should be English.

McClaren was succeeded by Capello after failing to guide England to the 2008 European Championships.

Asked whether the England head coach should be English McClaren, who was sacked as England manager following the failure to qualify for Euro 2008, said: "Absolutely. Without a shadow of a doubt. I think you can learn a lot from other countries but it is adapting to the culture, adapting to the way the English players are.

"I do think the person needs to be experienced, needs to win things, needs to have experience of Europe. People over the next couple of years will have to try to achieve that because international football is [difficult] in terms of club football. You've seen it with even the top club managers. It is completely different. You don't work day to day, the defeats are longer, you have to handle that, you don't work with the players, you borrow the players."

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