"John is almost certainly ruled out. His knee locked towards the end of training and he could not complete the session."
—Steve McClaren on John Terry's injury, as quoted by The Guardian, July 1996[src]

Stephen "Steve" McClaren was the manager of the England national football team by July of 1996. When the team's captain John Terry could not complete a practise due to a reoccurrence of a knee injury, McClaren made the decision to replace him with Sol Campbell for the upcoming group E fixture against the Russia national football team in Moscow.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the real world, Steve McClaren managed the England national football team from 4 May, 2006 to 22 November, 2007. In 1996, McClaren was working as the assistant manager of Derby County F.C.


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