Friday, December 24, 2010

McLaren Staying Put At Wolfsburg

Today was the day Steve McLaren was expected to be sacked as Wolfsburg manager but somehow he survived to live another day. McLaren and Wolfsburg have been on a dismal run of form as they were held to TSG Hoffenheim last weekend and Energie Cottbus piled on the pressure with a 3-1 cup win midweek. Steve McLaren arrived having won the Belgian League with FC Twente last season(the only other English manager to win a trophy outside England was Bobby Robson) and he was expected to do more or less the same for the German side. However, he has faltered with his attempt and as a result many players within the club want out. Edin Dzecko is the biggest name inside that wants out, and speculation has linked him heavily with big spenders Manchester City.

Last night's board talks were seen as crucial in the future of Wolfsburg football club and somehow Hans-Dieter Poetsch and co came to a conclusion to keep this dummy in the job. It must have taken some convincing, considering Wolfsburg lie a dismal 13th. Poetsch said that he thinks Wolfsburg should clear out the fringe players and introduce some new blood, something which has been hard to come by at Wolfsburg in recent seasons.

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