Former England manager Steve McClaren, who famously spoke in a weird Dutch accent when managing FC Twente, has spoken publicly for the first time since being linked with the Ipswich Town job.
Speaking exclusively to the Suffolk Gazette about the Tractor Boys’ current position, he said: “Blaast me, buh. They’re in a roight old state.”
McClaren, 56, added: “This season’s been a rum old dew. Yew look at the league tayble and you’d think it was sloightly on th’ huh.”
The former Newcastle, Derby and Middlesbrough boss is said to be top of Ipswich owner Marcus Evans’ wanted list to take over from Mick McCarthy this summer.
Speaking on the phone to our Editor, Mr McClaren sounded perfectly at home when talking about the Suffolk club.
“I’m bugger’d if oi ken see how the fans have put up with diddly squit for soo long.
“But oi has a message for them – hold yew hard, Stevie buh is cummin to yer rescew.”
When told Ipswich fans were fed up with negative tactics, with the team having scored only two goals at Portman Road since before Christmas, McClaren exclaimed: “Cood-a-hell.
“That’l hatter dew ’til next season when oim in chaarge. Then yew won’t need to be an old wurrygut.”
While some Ipswich fans will be excited about McClaren replacing McCarthy, others remember only too well that he has been sacked from every job, and they used to taunt him with a song about him being the “Wally with a brolly”.
“They were just play’n silly buggers,” McClaren insisted.
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