“The ever-smiling Steve ‘The Magnificent’ McClaren is the most two-faced and false person I’ve had the misfortune to meet in football.”
Maccarone, signed by McClaren for £8m in 2002, added: “Only in England can someone with such evident limits become the head of the national team.”
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport’s official website, http://www.gazzetta.it: “He disgusted me by leaving me on the bench for the 2004 League Cup final after having told everyone I was his number one and he was counting on me.
“At the end all he could do was mutter ‘I know, I know’.”
I am sure we will all be feeling the same way in a few years. Even if we qualify, (which is the least expected) I still have little faith in him.