No Place For Sentiment At Boro?

Last updated : 06 January 2009 By Boro Mad
But, although Gibson is known to be stubborn to the core in backing his manager, there can be too much sentiment in football.

So much so ... it looks as though it could cost Derby County another relegation if they go ahead and appoint Brian Clough's son as their boss.

Nigel Clough's hopes of following in his father's footsteps and managing Derby are closer to realisation after Rams chairman Adam Pearson admitted on Monday he was one of the names on a "very small radar" being monitored by the club.

Clough, whose late father Brian managed Derby between 1967 and 1973 and led them to the old Division One title in 1972, has been heavily tipped to make the short move to Pride Park from Burton Albion to fill the Rams' vacant managerial post after Paul Jewell resigned a week ago.

Clough's emotional ties with the club seem to make him a popular choice.

Clough's side are currently 13 points clear at the top of the Blue Square Premier League and therefore on course for a first-ever promotion to the Football League.

But it has taken Clough TEN YEARS to get Burton to the top of, what used to be called, the Conference.

Is that seriously the man YOU would want?