Brian McClair

Where is Brian McClair now?

Former Manchester United forward Brian McClair retired from playing in 1998 after spending his final season playing back in his native Scotland with Motherwell.

Over his 18 year career he made 740 first team appearances and scored 273 for just four clubs – the majority at Old Trafford.

During his time at United he was an important part of the team that dominated the Premer League in the 1990s winning the title on four occasions during his time at the club.

He also won the FA Cup twice, the League Cup and European Cup Winner’s Cup as well as the Scottish First Division and Scottish Cup during his time with Celtic.
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Upon retiring from playing he moved back to England to become Brian Kidd’s assistant at Blackburn Rovers but they were both sacked from the club after failing to keep the side from relegation from the Premier League.

Shortly afterwards he rejoined Manchester United as a youth coach before working as reserve team coach (where he won the Premier Reserve League) and then under-19’s coach (where he won the 2003 FA Youth Cup).

After a successful spell working back working with the reserves as Ricky Sbragia’s assistant he was appointed director of the Manchester United youth academy in 2006.

He stayed in this role for nine years before joining the Scottish Football Association in 2015 as performance director but left after a year because he didn’t feel comfortable spending so much time in the boardroom when he would rather be on the coaching fields.

In an interview for the Manchester United club website in 2017, former manager Alex Ferguson named McClair as one of his four most important signings for the club.

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Brian McClair: Premier League Statistics

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