But the pressure is off on Saturday and the players will rise to the occasion of playing at S6 according to Clough, who played twice for Wednesday in a short-lived time on loan from Manchester City back in 1997. Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough is looking forward to taking on Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. Given the relatively close proximity between the two clubs it’s no surprise there are a handful of links between the two squads.
With his playing career, he was used to the publicity... It was brilliant and it was quite a breath of fresh air, but at the same time, the gaffer kept us grounded".  In the replay at Old Trafford, Burton were beaten 5–0, but earned a reported £600, 000 in the process.  Clough won the Conference Premier Manager of the Month for December 2008, after completing 11 straight wins in the division and guiding Burton to 13 points clear at the top of the table.  Derby County On 5 January 2009 he was officially approached by Derby County, one of the clubs his father had previously managed, to take over as their manager as a replacement for Paul Jewell.  He was appointed the next day,  prior to his taking charge, on 8 January,  Academy Head Coach David Lowe guided Derby to a victory over Manchester United 1–0 in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final.  Clough's first victory in charge of The Rams came on 31 January 2009, when Derby beat Coventry City 2–1.
4 Total 1, 393 569 269 555 040. 8 Honours As a player Football League Cup: 1988–89, 1989–90 Full Members' Cup: 1988–89, 1991–92 As a manager Football League One promotion: 2015–16 Northern Premier League Premier Division: 2001–02 Southern League Cup: 1999–2000 Southern League Championship Shield: 2000 Bass Charity Vase: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Southern League Premier Division Runners-up: 1999–2000, 2000–2001 Birmingham Senior Cup Finalist: 2007–08 Individual LMA FA Cup Manager of the Year: 2014 Football League One Manager of the Month: February 2014 References ^ "Nigel Clough".
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 Clough's tenure got off to a winning start as Sheffield United comfortably beat Crewe Alexandra 3–1 at Bramall Lane.  Clough was named League One's Manager of the Month for February 2014 after an improved run of form with four wins from five matches, including four clean sheets.  On 9 March 2014, Clough's side beat Charlton Athletic 2–0 to set up an FA Cup semi-final tie against Hull City at Wembley, this was United's ninth consecutive win in all competitions with United climbing out of the League One relegation zone up to 11th in the table.
Clough kept the side in the league for two seasons before the club was relegated back to League One in May 2018 after a 23rd place finish. Clough later stepped down as manager in May 2020 due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the club.  Mansfield Town On 6 November 2020, Clough was appointed as manager of Mansfield Town.  Managerial statistics As of match played 19 November 2022 Managerial record by team and tenure From To Record P W D L Win% 28 October 1998 8 January 2009 709 310 101 298 043. 7 Derby County 28 September 2013 233 78 54 033. 5 Sheffield United 23 October 2013 25 May 2015 104 49 30 25 047. 1 7 December 2015 18 May 2020 228 57 93 034. 2 6 November 2020 Present 119 27 38 045.
We have been clear about that continuously. " During Derby's post-November struggles Clough came under focus for his consistent criticism of individual players,  which came to a head when he strongly criticised Tomasz Cywka after his mistake led to a late Portsmouth equaliser in a 1–1 draw at Fratton Park. Of Cywka, Clough said: "He's an extremely inexperienced and not very bright footballer... he can go back to Wigan or wherever he came from – I'm not really bothered – until he learns the game. " These incidents led PFA Chief Gordon Taylor to criticise Clough, saying: "It cannot be appropriate to criticise your team in such a way in public. We'll sort things out...
 In May 2014, Clough was named FA Cup Manager of the Season by the League Managers Association in recognition of United's run to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.  Clough also led the Blades to the semi-finals of the League Cup in the 2014–15 season after a 1–0 win over Southampton at Bramall Lane.  Sheffield United parted company with Clough on 25 May 2015.  Return to Burton Albion Clough returned to Burton Albion for a second spell as manager in December 2015, after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink left the post to join Queens Park Rangers.  Clough led the club to a 2nd place finish at the end of the season, gaining the club promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history.
 Clough was widely expected to leave Forest in order to continue playing Premier League football, and was sold to Liverpool that summer for £2. 25million. At the time, he was one of the most expensive players ever to be signed by Liverpool, who had finished a disappointing sixth in the new Premier League having been the dominant English club side of the last 20 years of the old First Division.  Clough scored twice on his debut for Liverpool against Sheffield Wednesday on 14 August 1993.  He had found the net four times for the Reds by the end of August 1993, but by Christmas had found himself struggling for a first team place after the emergence of 18-year-old Robbie Fowler alongside Ian Rush in the Liverpool attack. Liverpool were also enduring another disappointing season in the league, which led to the resignation of Graeme Souness as manager at the end of January 1994 and the appointment of coach Roy Evans as his successor.
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Nigel Clough - WikipediaNigel Clough Clough managing Derby County in 2009Personal informationFull name Nigel Howard CloughDate of birth 19 March 1966 (age 56)Place of birth Sunderland, EnglandHeight 5 ft 9 in (1. 75 m)Position(s) Forward, midfielderClub informationCurrent team Mansfield Town (manager)Youth career1982–1984 Nottingham Forest1983–1984 → Heanor Town (loan)Senior career*Years Team Apps (Gls)1984–1993 Nottingham Forest 311 (101)1993–1996 Liverpool 39 (7)1996–1998 Manchester City (4)1996–1997 → Nottingham Forest (loan) 13 (1)1997 → Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 1 (0)1998–2008 Burton Albion 227 (16)Total 630 (131)National team1986–1988 England U21 15 (3)1990–1991 England B 3 (1)1989–1993 England 14 (0)Teams managed1998–2009 Burton Albion2009–2013 Derby County2013–2015 Sheffield United2015–2020 Burton Albion2020– Mansfield Town *Club domestic league appearances and goals Nigel Howard Clough (born 19 March 1966) is an English professional football manager and former player who is currently the manager of Mansfield Town.
“Stephen Quinn spent a lot of time at Sheffield United and he's looking forward to it for a different reason. ”Despite their recent form – Mansfield lost 3-0 to struggling Harrogate Town on Saturday – Clough has confidence his squad can spring an upset. He also let slip he believes Wednesday to be the biggest club in the draw as things stand, an outburst that may prompt protestations from supporters of the likes of Ipswich Town and Derby County. “We have the belief that we can win, ” he said. “When we play at these stadiums it doesn't phase us. We have very good players who can perform in these venues and they have to step up and show it.
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Ex-Blade ‘looking forward’ to Wednesday clash as Mansfield boss makes ‘biggest club’ shoutMansfield Town boss Nigel Clough – himself a former Sheffield Wednesday player – is looking forward to facing off against the Owls in an FA Cup clash at Hillsborough this weekend. The Stags are sat on the edge of the League Two play-off places but have lost three of their last four matches. But the pressure is off on Saturday and the players will rise to the occasion of playing at S6 according to Clough, who played twice for Wednesday in a short-lived time on loan from Manchester City back in 1997. Mansfield Town boss Nigel Clough is looking forward to taking on Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. Given the relatively close proximity between the two clubs it’s no surprise there are a handful of links between the two squads.
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The sides last met in an EFL Trophy tie last season when veteran former Blade Stephen Quinn equalised and ran halfway across the pitch to celebrate towards the Wednesday supporters. But he was left red-faced when Florian Kamberi netted in injury time to hand the Owls the win. “It's a wonderful experience for the players and the fans, ” said former Sheffield United boss Clough.
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