Football

.

Savage: I owe Clough everything

Published Add your comment

Derby midfielder Robbie Savage admits he is indebted to Nigel Clough for saving his career - and will repay the Rams boss by finishing his playing days at Pride Park.

The former Wales international signed a one-year contract extension on Monday to keep him at the east midlands club until 2011, just 12 months after being frozen out by previous manager Paul Jewell and made to train with the club's academy players.

"Nigel Clough saved my career, no question about it," said Savage. "A year ago I thought I was heading out and I was finished. But he gave me a chance and it's been an amazing turnaround for me and I want to repay the manager's faith in me by finishing my career here."

Following a loan spell at League One club Brighton towards the end of last year, Savage even spent four days in Lebanon in November as he mulled over a move to Al Ansar.

But since Clough's appointment in January the 34-year-old has enjoyed something of a renaissance.

"Since the new gaffer has come in he's given me a new lease of life. I owe this manager so much. I wouldn't go even if a Premier League club came in for me."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Championship
League One
Premier League
Derby County
Robbie Savage
Brighton & Hove Albion

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again