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I can exclusively reveal that the real reason why Steve Mclaren left Dutch side FC Twente in the summer of 2010 was nothing
to do with wanting to test himself in the Bundesliga but everything to do with garlic bread !!
Yes, I've been sent a leaked document from an ex-employee of the Dutch FA regarding an incident at the annual end-of-season Rinus Michels Managare of the Year Award bash.
According to the document, Mclaren, who was celebrating after receiving the award, got into a heated argument with fellow managers Louis van Gaal, Martin Jol and Leo Beenhakker over the awards buffet. The document states that Mclaren had drunk at least 6 large glasses of Amstel and half a bottle of that yellow Warninks stuff when he noticed Beenhakker taking the last slice of pizza from the buffet. Mclaren apparently raced over, barging past Guus Hiddink, and had Beenhakker by the scruff of the neck, claiming he'd had the last sausage roll as well. At this point Van Gaal stepped in and claimed he'd ate the last sausage roll, followed by a Spartacus-esque moment whereby all the Dutch managers stood up one by one, exclaiming "No, I ate the last sausgae roll !". A drunken Mclaren, clearly fuming at the Dutch camaraderie then grabbed the plate contaning the remaining pieces of garlic bread and proceeded to lick each one, before grabbing a couple of slices and slumping back to his table next to his gobsmacked club chairman, who then ignored him for the rest of the night and was later seen joking with Van Gaal, pointing at Mclaren and laughing.
Outraged from the perceived lack of support from his club's hierarchy, Mclaren handed in his resignation the following day and signed for Vfl Wolfsburg.