FEBRUARY 12, 2003
The management of Jaguar
"I was flattered to even be considered for such a position but I've decided it is not the role for me," Watson told THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH. "I had a couple of meetings with Tony Purnell and other senior members of the new Jaguar set-up and they outlined a wide-ranging and exciting concept but I felt the terms and conditions of the job were not appropriate for me."
The news is something as a surprise as the Jaguar management said some months ago that there was no intention of having a high profile team boss and that it was going to rely on engineers. It seems now that there is a movement to give Jaguar a more public face. There have been suggestions that the job has also been offered to Martin Brundle, who is now commentating with the ITV television team at Grands Prix.