Thursday, January 10, 2008

McGhee or not McGhee.....

.....that is the question.

As a Motherwell fan, I’m delighted at the performance of Mark McGhee since his appointment last summer, and know he’s our best bet to secure success in the coming years as he builds his team. But as a Scotland fan, I know that he’s the best in a mediocre bunch who have been shortlisted. None of the other candidates, Craig Levein, Joe Jordan, Billy Davies, and Jim Jefferies, have the track record of success that McGhee has at club level, who has achieved tangible success with every team he has managed.

So today’s interview with Graham Spiers in The Times gave a reassuring message. While it looks though he would want the Scotland job if offered, he’s not going to leave Motherwell in the lurch if it comes about. While some football managers seem to be more concerned with financial gain than delivering results on the pitch, this is a football man with principles.

Who wouldn’t want a manager like that?