McClaren has no interest in returning as England manager
Steve McClaren has vowed never to manage England again and told friends: 'Shoot me if I ever think about it,' reports the Daily Mail.
After getting his career back on track in club football so impressively in Holland with FC Twente, the last thing the Wolfsburg boss wants is a return to the arena in which he suffered his greatest humiliation.
Sir Trevor Brooking has opened the door for McClaren to take a second shot at the job that went badly wrong for him just three years ago.
The FA want an Englishman to succeed Fabio Capello when he leaves after Euro 2012 and their director of technical development has said McClaren is doing so well he is bound to be back in the frame.
But after enduring serious ridicule and being branded The Wally with a Brolly at the end of his 17-month reign, the former Middlesbrough manager wants his England association to remain firmly in the past.
“Steve has moved on - and moved on well,” said a friend. “His record as a manager both before and after his period as England boss shows he has nothing to prove to anyone.
“All he wants is to be left alone to get on with maintaining what is an excellent reputation as a club coach.”