McClaren 8-1 to make Premier League return

STEVE McCLAREN’S time at Twente came to an end when he left the club on Tuesday and Ladbrokes rate him 8-1 to be managing in the Premier League.

The former England manager has been heavily criticised in Holland for a negative style of play, while results have been poor with Twente winless since Christmas and they sit fifth in the Eredivisie.

Twente are 25-1 with BetVictor to win the Dutch league and McClaren said: “We have agreed it's in the best interest of the club. I leave a proud man to have managed Twente. It has brought me many good memories and one of the greatest days in my career when winning the title in 2010.”

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West Ham v Astra Giurgiu

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  • Astra’s two goals at West Ham last season came against ten men
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West Ham have made qualifying for the Europa League a priority this season and they can do just that against Astra in the second leg of their playoff tie. The Hammers were held to a 1-1 draw in Giurgiu but the Romanians were hammered 3-0 at Copenhagen on their last European road trip.

 

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