He wrote for the Sunday Times: "Eric Cantona was another I missed out on. We played Auxerre at home and Michel Platini came to see me afterwards.
"He said he had a player for me, a problem boy but a proper player. It was Cantona, but I said the last thing I needed was another problem player.
"I had 30-pluses I was trying to get out, so I didn't need more hassle. I said I was looking for something else and so it was no thanks."