01 April 2007


Was skimming through the latest media gossip about Steve McClaren and his supposedly imminent sacking, and how he'll keep on with his head up, as if he was going to say anything else, when I noticed this at the bottom of the BBC's version:
FA chief executive Brian Barwick has stated his support for McClaren and the governing body's director of communications, Adrian Bevington, has moved to deny that other senior figures are against the England boss.

Reports have alleged that FA International Committee chairman Noel White and vice-chairman Sir David Richards are two figures whose loyalty to McClaren is in doubt.

But Bevington told BBC Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "There has never been a discussion about anything other than sticking with Steve.

"Brian is fully supportive of Steve. I have been with Noel White and David Richards and they are behind him and we have to do everything we can to support him."

Noel White?

I'm not the biggest McClaren fan by any stretch of the imagination, but methinks people might want to reconsider putting Mr White in positions where he can run to his tabloid friends and foment trouble every time he feels the urge.

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