Just when we thought Steve McClaren’s days in football management may be over, it’s emerged that the ex-NUFC boss is now in talks over a surprise return to the game.
This comes from Sky Sports’ North-East correspondent Keith Downie, who confirmed late last night that McClaren has been in discussions with Dundee United over the weekend.
The SPL side have also held talks with former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay following Robbie Neilson’s exit the weekend before last, however it seems the former Newcastle United man is one of the big favourites….somehow!
The Daily Record also report that the Scottish side approached McClaren last week, having found out he was keen to secure a return to management after a year out of the game.
His last stint was with QPR, however he was given the chop in April 2019 after an abysmal run that featured just ONE win in 15 games at Loftus Road.
Before that he had a spell in Israel, being a ‘coaching consultant’ with Maccabi Tel Aviv – only to leave the club a few months after arriving!
I bet most Dundee fans are hardly ecstatic at the idea of appointing him the ex-England boss, showing just how much his career has declined in recent years.
I’d say good luck to him, but I think it’s Dundee who’ll need all the help they can get if he’s set to take over!
I look forward to hearing his Scottish accent if and when he takes part in his first press conference…