Not often I find myself agreeing with Karren Brady but when it comes to Steve McClaren, she certainly seems to have his card marked.
After a history of failure at one managerial post after another, the West Ham Vice-Chairman wonders: ‘Why does he keep landing plum jobs?’.
Fans of Wolfsburg, England, Forest, Derby and Newcastle will all be asking themselves the same question.
The last two Steve McClaren appointments were arguably the most ridiculous.
Newcastle giving him the job in the Premier League after he had failed at both Forest and Derby in the Championship.
Whilst maybe even more bizarre was that Derby County decided to take McClaren back last October, only 17 months after he had failed and they’d realised he wasn’t up to the job.
The fact he lasted only five months this time, tells you everything.
Karren Brady says she has been told that Steve McClaren is ‘a bit of a charmer’.
Well he certainly has a way of worming his way into jobs that he has no right to get close to.
However, even if they decide to dispense with Slaven Bilic, it sounds like West Ham fans are quite safe from the charm of McClaren, as it certainly hasn’t worked on Karren Brady.
Although having said that, Brady and West Ham did fall for the ‘charms’ of our old friend Sam Allardyce…
Karren Brady talking to The Sun:
“The umbrella is rolled up and Steve McClaren heads out of Derby, his ninth job as a manager.
“That includes 16 months with England, when he was dubbed Wally with the Brolly.
“Why does he keep landing plum jobs?
“Twente and Derby came back for more, on the off-chance he might deliver. He didn’t.
“I’m told he’s a top coach and a bit of a charmer.
“No doubt the queue to employ him will be extended.
“isn’t he a lucky old Wally?”
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