The managerial merry-go-round is in full rotation as we head towards 2012. The England job is up for grabs and it’s causing a right stir. Spoiler alert – it isn’t the only International job on the table. I shall tease you no more, let’s crack on.
So the poisoned chalice that is the England job has become available, with Glenn Hoddle finally getting the sack after 15 years in the job. Yes really. I threw my hat in the ring and to be honest, I thought I nailed the interview, so this was a smack in the face
Disgusting. I’m too annoyed to even go for the Juventus job, and seemingly the rest of the world follows suit as AC Milan manager Francesco Guidolin gets out of jail free.
When I say gets out of jail free, I mean he is taking Milan to Serie B
A great appointment. The whole of Italy is disgusted so the Italian FA sack their gaffer too
Did somebody say keep it tight?
Another of the original managers makes a move, and now the biggest club side in the world needs a new manager
Oh my. I didn’t even apply. I don’t have any desire to take that job though, I’m done with the top level of Spain. Soz. Barca make a bit of a strange appointment instead.
Madness going on. Milan get a new manager by raiding fellow strugglers Fiorentina.
It doesn’t stop there, did you consider Brian Flynn in any of this?
Remind me, why was Brian Flynn at Valencia? No matter, I just hope he can get over this
A Brian Flynn for Christmas in Vicenza. And why not.
Anyway, there was a brief break in managerial movement to determine the League cup finalists
Liverpool have lost a little bit of impetus under Brian Little, Unsworth is a big loss but he is preparing Norway for Euro 2012. Sheff Wed, under Bryan Robson, are a real threat now they have the Batistuta re-gen. They’re also in the running for the FA Cup.
Man Utd are always a threat, Gordon Milne hasn’t been as tragic for them as I expected. Not to worry, time for more sackings.
Oh Daishy, you seem to get sacked once a season. Liam has now turned up at Birmingham, who are in Division 1.How do you replace Liam Daish?
Roy Evans is a league winner from 12 years ago, in many ways it’s a coup.
This is more of a surprise though.
Reid has been at West Ham a while and has won all sorts with them.
The stupidity continues as West Ham poach Alvin Martin from Leeds…
And just when you think it can’t get any more odd, Leeds appoint this man to fill the void.
Only in this game can Alvin Martin and David Beckham feature at the same time.
500 words in and I’ve barely mentioned Norwich. We’re bang average. We’ve stayed up quite easily but not consistent enough for the top 8. I’m treading water until something that entices me shows up. Sevilla are still getting on just fine without me though.
Liverpool/Man Utd Champions League clash there. Tasty. The semi-finals see Monaco back in the big time, whilst Sevilla play Man Utd.
Interestingly, the top of the Premier League is quite open
Bryan Robson is trying to achieve the treble with Sheff Wed, and Milne is trying to achieve a different treble with Man Utd. Gerry Francis is also involved. Meanwhile at the bottom
Is that enough to get Peter Reid the sack? Southampton’s goals against makes interesting reading, whilst Everton still can’t score. It looks like 2 from 4 to join Southampton in being relegated.
So another crazy few months has come to a close. Next time we’ll be in Norway for Euro 2012 – though England won’t be. David Unsworth is the English representation, as his Spain side will go seeking glory, and I will make a series of A-ha puns. Until then…