Before Sunday’s World Cup final, he will have to chose between upsetting his mother or his wife.
His formidable wife Miriam González Durántez and the Clegg boys will be backing Spain all the way.
But Clegg of course speaks Dutch, the native tongue of his mother Hermance van den Wall Bake.
You have to feel for him. This is a tight spot. And there won’t be any coalitions this time.
Senior government sources tell me that Clegg, who is no football fanatic, is taking high-level advice on one of the most difficult decisions he has faced in office.
For what it’s worth, I expect he’ll be singing “wij houden van Oranje”.