Former Manchester United jack of all trades Alan Smith doesn't know how much money he earns 7 years ago

Former Manchester United jack of all trades Alan Smith doesn't know how much money he earns

No need for a payslip so, Al?

Alan Smith has always seemed like the type of guy wh0 couldn't care less about what people thought about him or what he does, now it seems he couldn't care less about the thing that motivates 99% of footballers: money.

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The former Leeds United man has admitted he doesn't know what he's earning in his new role as player-coach at Notts County.

Speaking to the Nottingham Post, Smith says County's manager Shaun Derry convinced him to sign without discussing or negotiating his salary: "I wasn't interested in it because I wanted to come here,  as soon as I spoke to Shaun and (assistant) Greg Abbott my decision was made."

If you love or hate Smith, that's pretty refreshing stuff but I guess if we earned £60,000 a week for five years at Newcastle, we might be happy with our lot too.

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Smith also had a dig at the MLS in America adding: "I'd spoken about going further afield to America, but it never really appealed to me because there's no promotion or relegation and I don't like playing for fun."

His old Leeds teammate Robbie Keane won't like that; the Dubliner seems to be really enjoying his football in LA and he scored another brilliant goal last night. Watch it here.