McCarthy Sad to See Clegg Move On
Thursday, 7th Feb 2013 17:43
Manager Mick McCarthy says he enjoyed working with chief executive Simon Clegg, who left the club earlier this week, and has wished him well for the future. However, the Blues boss says the changes at Portman Road won’t have a huge bearing on his day to day life managing the football side of the club.
McCarthy, who is 54 today, says he is disappointed to see Clegg move on: “I get on great with Simon. I don’t understand the machinations of all the administration side of it. People come and go like managers do.
“But he made my job easy coming in here. He was really helpful and I just slid in seamlessly and it’s been great. I’m sad to see him go, but good luck to him in whatever he does.
“It doesn’t impact me at all, why would it?” he added. “I just work with Simon, he didn’t have any great impact on me anyway. Whoever’s running the club, runs the club.
“It’s great to have that nice working relationship, which Simon and myself had formed, but he’s leaving and going on to pastures new. I haven’t picked him, so it’s not going to affect the team.”
He says he has always got on well with chairman, chief executives and owners at all his clubs: “You lead independent lives but I’ve always had a good relationship with them, certainly with Jez Moxey at Wolves, I had a fabulous relationship with him.
“And Simon, I’ve only been here since November 1st, and we’ve had a great working relationship. I don’t think he’s left because of me anyway! Not that I know of anyway! He’s a good guy, for whatever reason it’s changing and good luck to him.”
Clegg’s exit will see owner Marcus Evans becoming more involved in the running of the club on a day to day basis with board members Jonathan Symonds and Ian Milne becoming joint-managing directors.
McCarthy says he’s not yet sure precisely how Evans will increase his involvement: “I guess he’ll spend a bit more time here and I’ll talk to him more. Do you know, I don’t get involved in this, it doesn’t bother me this, all this does not really affect me.
“We’re working here and it’s different because Simon’s at Portman Road and Marcus I speak to when I need to speak to him. It’s not going to change what I do at all, not in any shape or form. My life will be much the same, I’ll just be talking to somebody else.”
Meanwhile, in the wake of Michael Chopra leaving Twitter yesterday, McCarthy says he’s not sure why anyone would get involved in rows on the social networking site: “I don’t understand why people go on Twitter and why you would get into an argument on it is beyond me.
“You’re just arguing with faceless people you don’t know and are never going to see, they can say what they want to. Why would you bother?”
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