Steve McClaren ready to return as England manager

Steve McClaren

By Our Football Staff

Steve McClaren has delighted England fans by saying he expects to get his old job back if Sam Allardyce is sacked today.

McClaren, who was playfully dubbed the “Wally with a Brolly” during his previous stint as England boss, says his recent club successes make him an obvious choice for the role.

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Big Sam was in a showdown meeting the FA at Wembley today after being caught in a newspaper sting trying to bag a £400,000 personal deal on the back of his lucrative role as England manager. He also allegedly told the “businessmen” how to get around rules governing third-party ownership of foreign players.

The drama immediately set tongues wagging over who would replace Allardyce – and McClaren was quick to offer his services.

He said: “The fans loved me when I managed England before. Since then I’ve had incredible success with Derby, only narrowly failing to get them promoted despite spending millions, and then I took charge of Newcastle who, er, went on to get relegated.”

England fans were not so keen on a McClaren return: “I’d rather we had Steve Bruce… and that’s saying something.”

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