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United States brought second chance in football for Colin Clarke

By Paul Ferguson

In the land of opportunity, former Northern Ireland leading goalscorer turned head coach Colin Clarke has made the most of his second chance in football.

Invited over to the United States by a pal after going through a divorce, Newry-born Clarke, who as a player performed for Portsmouth, QPR and Southampton, never intended staying for the long term.

Yet 18 years on, Clarke has managed six clubs in north America, including MLS giants Dallas, and also enjoyed a stint as the national team boss of Puerto Ric

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