Steve McClaren might have been ridiculed by the England supporters after he failed to lead the national team to the Euro 2008 finals, but he is still a wanted man in the football community. Rather, he makes us believe so.
The former Middlesbrough manager and assistant to Manchester United’s Sir Alez Ferguson says that he has been offered several jobs since he received the sack from the English FA but is still looking for the best offer. He says:
My next job will be about the person employing me as much as anything, he has to have vision and be ambitious. It’s got to be a challenge. That might be abroad or in the Championship. Before I went to Middlesbrough, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told me ‘pick the chairman, not the club’. I was lucky I picked Steve Gibson, who believed in my philosophy and gave me time. Given time, if you have got the right philosophy, you will succeed. I have had offers, mainly from abroad, but none that have really excited me.
But can we believe the clown who couldn’t manage to take a talented bunch of players to the Euro finals? Maybe there have been offers for him but please let us not get the impression that some big Spanish or Italian clubs would like to hire him. Maybe some club from Malta did approach him…..