UK time is: 02:50:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

McKay Backs The Wally With The Brolly!!!

If former Blackburn Rovers manager Don McKay had his way Steve McClaren would be the man to replace Mark Hughes at Ewood Park.

Former England coach McClaren has been out of work since being sacked by after a disastrous spell in charge of the International side but he is being put among the names being touted to take over the Ewood hot seat. It is understood that despite the fact that he was on the verge of joining Dutch club FC Twente he has turned this down in preference to a job in England with the one at Rovers interesting him a great deal, and McKay is backing him.

McKay told Radio Lancashire: "I've worked with Steve and he had undeserved bad press for the way England failed to reach Euro 2008.

"Blackburn need a manager like Steve who can bring through young players.

"I'm not being disrespectful but the person they bring in has got to have managerial experience
."

McClaren has himself now confessed an interest in the job as he is ready to get back into management.

McClaren told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Of course that would interest me.

"Unfortunately what happened with England was a huge failure but I want to get back into management
."

Personally I don't think that "the wally with the brolly" is going to get much backing from the Rovers fans though!!!


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 7 2008

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

I dread the thought of Stevie Mac taking over. PLEASE don't let this happen!!!
Hughes Da Man
Rovers Fans are talking about being unfaithful to Rovers if we get Mclaren..but just hear me out... Just for a minuite, take the england job out the situation.. He was Fergie's 2nd at united when they won the trebel, He was Svens 2nd for england and must have been good otherwise they wouldnt have apointed him england manager. He took Boro to a UEFA cup Final!!!! I think because of the england job nobody wants him. I wouldnt choose him personally but I would take him over Big Sam any day of the week. Having said this, Id like Alan Shearer, not getting him then Dick Advocaat, and if not him then id have Ince or Landrup
rover23
OTHER... who could that be ? My vote would go to Allan Irvine. The poll is slightly unfair towards Shearer. (Shearer 15%, Newell & Shearer 10%... Big Al is in competition with himself). I have reservations about Big Al anyway, Mark was studying a degree in Economics when he signed his first professional contract as a lad. He has a brain for business. Al might find the finances at Rovers too restrictive. We are not the same club that we were in '95. Thats why Hughes was such a GREAT manager. He will make City into a real force.
nut all
On reflection, it has to be Allardice, surely. He has all the credentials. Ask Kevin Nolan. My only reservation is that he must continue to build our youth setup and bring 'em through!
nut all
Allardice/Allardyce... whatever.
nut all
i think Mclaren would b my second or third choice.. the england job has blinded most poeple of his other successes.. I dhave Ince then Mclaren or Advocaat.. after that i wouldnt be happy with any other man for the job
marshinrover
no chance mcclaren will get the job! pure wolly!
kendog
Don McKay is not getting a X-Mas card from me this year. I will burn my shirt if Rovers appoint him... and I am only saying that because I know they wont.
MikeyGamst
My Lord... I leave the country for a week and everything changes! McClaren... please no!
FreidelNo.1
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Rovers disappoint again (Friday April 18 2014)

Rovers expecting DJ help (Thursday April 17 2014)

Marshall aiming for early return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Millwall set to end Campbell loan (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65
9. Ipswich 44 17 14 13 6 65
10. Blackburn 44 16 16 12 5 64
11. Bournemouth 44 17 12 15 -1 63
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58

Breaking League News

Leeds v Forest: Match Report From Kid's Corner
Forest : 23/04/2014 23:07:00
DRFC Defender in Football League Team of the Week
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
Forest : 23/04/2014 22:44:00
LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Robbo for England? (again)
Suggested By:  VB Admin
Yes, as back up - why not? 56%
No, his time has been and gone 44%