Ian McParland
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Ian "Charlie" McParland has joined the coaching team at Sogndal FC in Norway after a year working as a coach at Nottingham Forest.

McParland entered football management with Notts County with extensive coaching experience.

He began his coaching career at Arnold Town before joining Nottingham Forest as a coach. He was with Forest for over 10 years and was the reserve team coach for most of that time.

After Gary Megson left Forest in February 2006, McParland was put in caretaker charge with Frank Barlow in a joint first team management role at the City Ground.

McParland and Barlow were named Managers of the Month for March 2006, as they guided the club to a 10 game unbeate run, with 6 straight wins, including a 7-1 victory over Swindon Town.

After Colin Calderwood was named the permanent successor to Megson, McParland remained as coach for the Forest first team.

Charlie was then appointed manager of Notts County on October 18 2007 where he would remain in position until October 2009.

McParland left Notts County with the club lying in 5th place in Coca-Cola League two with 21 points from 12 games – 3 points off automatic promotion.

McParland, is a holder of the UEFA Pro License and was more recently coaching at Ipswich Town, assisting manager Roy Keane. He took caretaker charge of the club in January 2011, following Keane's departure and guided the club to a memorable semi-final win over Arsenal in the Carling Cup.

Born as Ian John McParland in Edinburgh, he is commonly known as Charlie.

During his playing days, McParland was with Notts County from 1980 to 1988, scoring 90 goals in 267 appearances after beginning his career at Sunderland.

He would also represent Hull City, Walsall, Dunfermline Athletic, Lincoln City, Northampton Town, Instant-Dict (Hong Kong), Eastern AA (Hong Kong), Hamilton Academical and Berwick Rangers.

He is a graduate of the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.

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