Date: 16th March 2015 at 5:43pm
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If you thought that Steve McClaren’s most embarrassing moment as FC Twente boss came when he gave an interview with a Dutch accent then you were wrong. Very wrong.

This is because Mr McKlaaren apparently SNUBBED the chance to sign Chelsea hitman Diego Costa back in 2009.

Ex-Dutch international Jan Mulder has said that the now-Derby County boss was unimpressed by the Blues’ £32 million signing during a trial with the Eredivise side six years ago.

He told Studio Voetball: “I heard that Diego Costa had been tested in the Netherlands at FC Twente. I’ve heard through inside information.”

The 26-year-old striker has enjoyed a prolific first season in English football following his big-money summer switch from Atletico Madrid; netting 18 times in 22 Premier League appearances.

Which does McClaren regret more: the accent or declining the opportunity to sign a future legend? Let us know below.


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