Half a year of Steve McClaren’s media management make this from the Guardian’s “Fiver” almost overpoweringly nostalgic:
BRAZIL 1982 AWARD FOR BEST ATTACKING PERFORMANCE AT A WORLD CUP
Sven-Goran Eriksson. When asked a long, disjointed question by the Sun’s Steven Howard, he cut him in half with a scornful: “Do you write as well as you talk?” Svennis also snapped at the Sunday Mirror’s Paul Smith, asking him: “How do you live your life?” When Smith said he was sorry if he’d caused offence, Sven added sarcastically: “You don’t upset me.” If only England had shown half as much aggression in Germany.
It’s a tone I’ve been proud to strike here from time to time. Will you no’ come back?