Brian McClair

Where is Brian McClair now?

After an 11 year career at Old Trafford, Brian McClair spent his final season playing back in his native Scotland with Motherwell before retiring in 1998.

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

Upon retiring from playing he immediately moved back to England to become Brian Kidd’s assistant at Blackburn Rovers but they were both sacked from the club after a year after a run of poor results.

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He re-joined Manchester United in 2001 as reserve team manager and also the under 19’s manager.

In 2006 he was appointed director of the Manchester United youth academy.

In February 2015 Brian McClair left his role as Manchester United’s academy director to take on a new role as performance director at the Scottish football association.

McClair left his job with the Scottish FA in July 2016 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.

In 2018 McClair was signed up by Playon as one of their ambassadors. Founded by former England international Viv Anderson Playon is a global network of sports professionals which provide ex-players with an opportunity to keep earning and maintaining their value in retirement.

The network also assists with some of the main issues ex-professionals are faced with when they retire from professional sports such as depression and anxiety.

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Brian McClair: Premier League Statistics

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