Football: McLean loses patience with Motherwell

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The Independent Online
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Tommy McLean, who has converted Motherwell from also-rans to title challengers over the past decade, has resigned as manager after steering the Fir Park club into next season's Uefa Cup. McLean, whose side finished third in the Premier Division, thought money that had been spent on building a new stand should have been used to strengthen his squad. McLean had talks with the chairman, John Chapman, and a director, Bill Dickie, before deciding to leave. 'My way forward does not seem to be the way of the directors,' McLean said. 'We were way beyond the salary argument. In fact, in that respect we were not far short of reaching a compromise.'