Doing the job

Mr Bearbull

Mr Bearbull
Doing the job

When Mick McCarthy was manager of my home-town football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, he had a stock answer to the club's directors who asked him why he wanted to sign a particular player. "He'll do a job for us," Mick would say in his best Barnsley accent and the board was too much in thrall to him - Wolverhampton played in the top tier of English football at that time - to ask him to explain.

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