COACH PROFILE

Brian McClair

Brian McClair

Nationality : Great Britain (UK)
Date Joined01 Jul 2002
Years at Club

Brian McClair is United's Academy Director, a role he assumed in the summer of 2006 after a year spent shadowing former incumbent Les Kershaw.

The former Reds striker has also managed the U-19s and the Reserves in two separate spells, latterly taking charge of the second string alongside Jim Ryan for two seasons before handing over the reins to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Having enjoyed a successful playing career at United, McClair has enjoyed a successful coaching spell too, winning the Reserve League in his first season, the FA Youth Cup in 2003, and a Reserve quadruple as Ricky Sbragia’s assistant in 2004/05 before winning the Manchester Senior Cup final in May 2008.

The Scot played for the Reds from 1987-1998, making 470 appearances and scoring 126 goals. Having signed for the Reds for £850,000 he became the first player since George Best to score 20 league goals in a season.

It was an impressive start for the striker who’d previously played for Motherwell and Celtic. But in the latter half of his spell at United player he dropped further back, covering a number of

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