Following the latest sacking at Elland Road, the Mirror report today that ex-NUFC boss Steve McClaren could be in line to take over at Leeds United – making us wonder how on earth he keeps being considered for these jobs after his dismal CV in recent years.
He was spotted at their game on Saturday and it’s looking like he may just be one of the leading contenders to take over the Championship’s underachievers.
Since 2010, Steve has either been sacked or resigned from no fewer than EIGHT roles, both as a manager or coach, with his latest stint being as a ‘coaching consultant’ at Maccabi Tel Aviv – and he only lasted 4 months in that role.
It’s fair to say Leeds fans are not keen on the idea of McClaren, and it’s easy to see why at Championship level. He had a decent spell with Derby, but that all ended in tears. At one stage they looked destined for promotion to say they bottled it is an understatement, with the Rams ending up missing out on the play-offs entirely, leading to McClaren’s sacking.
As well all know, he then ended up at NUFC and despite having over £60m handed to him by Mike Ashley, he was perhaps one of the biggest contributors to our relegation that year.
The worst thing about him for me was his jovial post match interviews where he’d appear to take amusement from our latest hammering. I’ll never forget how chuffed he looked after Chelsea spanked us 5-1 at the bridge.
Here’s some reactions from Leeds fans to these big claims in the Mirror today:
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) February 4, 2018
If Steve McLaren is an option, I would rather liquidate the club.
— L.Rons Cupboard (@V6Unbelievable) February 3, 2018
If that umbrella merchant Steve McLaren takes over I’m done with this football club
— Manny (@gulag1930_3) February 4, 2018
— Super Leeds United (@superlufc1919) February 3, 2018
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) February 4, 2018