Coleman: Duo made mistakes
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Coleman is still adamant that Louis Saha and Sean Davis made a mistake.
Chris Coleman is still adamant that Louis Saha and Sean Davis made a mistake in leaving Fulham, as he targets bringing Tottenham man Davis back from White Hart Lane.
The Cottagers boss warned the pair that quitting the West Londoners was not in their best interests but Saha joined Manchester United and Davis headed for Spurs.
Coleman feels Davis could fit in alongside Papa Bouba Diop in Fulham's midfield.
"Sean can hold or push, just like Bouba," explained Coleman. "Sean has good legs and is incredibly fit so I don't think that would be a problem.
"If the situation arose that Sean wanted to rejoin us and we could afford it, then we'd want him. We want good players and Sean is a good player.
"Sean is a Fulham boy. If he did sign, then it wouldn't take long for him to win the supporters around - just a few performances."
Coleman also pointed to Saha as another example of a player making the wrong move.
"I said to Sean he shouldn't leave but he wouldn't have it and he wouldn't listen to me," complained the former Wales international.
"Two prime examples of players who have wanted to leave but then found things difficult are Louis Saha and Sean Davis.
"Okay, Louis has had lots of injuries at Manchester United, but Sean was the boy at Fulham. He went to Tottenham and found it difficult to break into the side, not because he's not good enough - he can match anyone there in my view - but because sometimes things don't work out.
"When you're the top man and a big favourite and want to move up, it doesn't always work out.
"The jersey can get heavier at other clubs and players have to take that into consideration.
"Sean and Louis want to play football but they're not playing regularly.
"They left clubs where they were the first names on the teamsheet."
Davis has attracted interest from several Premiership clubs while Saha is behind Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney in the Old Trafford pecking order.