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I set out to build a legacy at Cambridge United and the fans consider me a legend. I had got the club to the Premier League. Where could I take them next?? Was it time to move on? I was being linked with every single job that was coming up. It was the beginning of November and we had just gone through a tough run of games but Newcastle just sacked Mark Hughes. They came knocking and offered me the job almost the next day. I knew straight away I wasn’t accepting that offer. A week later Liverpool sacked Mark Bowen and offered me the job: a transfer budget of £42,000,000 and a contract of £69,000. It was a lot of money but then I was never in this job for the money.
I wanted to show the world that the right manager could make any team world-beaters. I declined their offer and the next morning Fulham came to me. A £22,000,000 transfer budget and a strong team that finished 3rd last season. What was going on in the league? I stuck to my guns and my plans and rejected this offer as well. By the time the end of November came, there were only 7 points splitting 5th and 15th. This was the tightest battle in any league in my 4 years at the club. But I was going nowhere. I was going to ensure the U’s survived the first season in the BPL and build on that. I wanted trophies in the trophy cabinet and nothing was going to make me leave.