Former Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam reckons the lure of the Potters would be too hard for Steve Clarke to turn down if the Scotland boss was offered their manager position.
According to a recent report (Scottish Sun), the Championship club are planning an audacious bid for the Scots boss. Clarke has only been in the Hampden hotseat since the summer.
Despite this, Adam believes that being able to work with players on a daily basis is something the former Kilmarnock manager wouldn’t be able to turn down.
He told the Scottish Sun: “I’d say if Steve Clarke gets the chance of the Stoke job then he’ll grab it with both hands.
“He’s a manager who wants to work day-to-day with players. It would be difficult for him to walk away from the Scotland job, but running his own team and being in charge of his own players would be a huge pull for him.”
Recent reports slam brakes on any Clarke move to Stoke
Adam clearly thinks Clarke may be tempted by the Stoke job but it might not get to the stage where he is even interviewed for the role.
A recent report has claimed that Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is on a shortlist of candidates to take over from Nathan Jones (Daily Record). One name that it stated not to be on the list is Clarke’s.
Whilst times are hard for the national team right now, Clarke would surely be willing to stick it out for a while longer. He still has the Euro 2020 play-offs to negotiate, which could see him lead Scotland to their first major tournament since 1998.
Recent reports though suggest it won’t be an option Clarke will have to contemplate anyway.