After the high-living Swede and his lover boy Becks, we get Steve McClaren the plain-talking Yorkshireman who is only a few months older than me but looks and sounds like he's from a completely different era. Just looking at him makes me think of ham sandwiches with little bits of bone in.
Croatia coach and ex West Ham idol Slaven Bilic has the following to say about England:
"England were shit at the World Cup. I really can't understand why they played so defensively. But they were the same recently against Macedonia."
He's right. But it's always been that way. Ron Greenwood developed attractive footballing teams at West Ham but bloody boring England ones. El Tel and Sven got a couple of cracking performances out of England but they didn't last.
What chance Macca and El Tel? The dour boy and the wide boy?