Steve McClaren’s assistant Terry Venables has leapt to the defence of his boss, claiming that the ginger clown should keep his grubby fingers in the England pie, even if they fail to qualify for Euro 2008 – and has pleaded with the populace to “Have some belief.”
El Tel told BBC Radio 5 Live:
“I think Steve knows himself we were a little bit late starting off, but we got there – we were a fraction away, I do believe the improvement is worth a little more patience.”
And Venables is with The Kaiser on the matter of sacking McClaren and staring afresh. Venables said:
“You don’t tear the paper up and start all over again, you say, ‘we’re on to something here – let’s pursue this and not start all over again and have another trek to look for someone else who has to start again as well.'”
Yeah you’re “onto something”, onto not qualifying for Euro 2008.