Officially announced as Sheffield United manager to the press, he opened up about his sacking at Derby.
Nigel Clough was officially introduced as Sheffield United in front of the press today and because he hasn’t addressed the media since his sacking as Derby manager there were a few questions directed at him.
The very first question that was thrown at him was about his feelings towards the Derby sacking, he clearly didn’t want to spend too long dwelling on the past events. He did admit he was 'extremely disappointed, with an element of anger' over his sacking.
Additionally, he also talked about the hard work he did at Derby and reiterated the ‘good’ position they are currently in, both financially and on the pitch.
I think for most Derby fans, it will be interested to see how he gets on as Sheffield United manager. The chairman and well-respected business man ‘Kevin McCabe’ said that Nigel did have some financial clout but emphasised the point about the needing to spend it wisely and in the best interest of the club. It doesn’t sound like he will have millions to play around with, but he has never really had that anyway. Both Clough and McCabe were quick to shoot down the need for wholesale changes and promotion this season, both were just looking to get to safety and go from there.
I think he will be a very good appointment for Sheffield United, a very honest and hard-working man that will play to a philosophy of good football.
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