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Names Linked to Leicester Vacancy Just Getting Stupid Now


Leicester, October 27th 2011

Following the shock dismissal of Sven Goran Eriksson from the Leicester City managerial job earlier this week, it has emerged that all of the names in the frame to take the hotseat are frankly utterly unrealistic and ludicrous from one end of the scale to another.

A club spokesman said that “honestly, we’re just going after a decent young manager.  Someone like Chris Powell or Lee Clark, maybe someone experienced like Billy Davies.  That’s who we’re interviewing and approaching.  Not that you’d think that based on what we’ve been reading about in the papers.”

On one end of the spectrum you have – following a Sky Sports interview with Mark McGhee regarding the vacancy where he declared an interest – amazingly unsuitable contenders.  Aside from McGhee – hated in Leicester for leaving them for Wolves, then most recently sacked by Aberdeen for being the worst manager in Scotland and having a head like a potato – other names linked to the job have been Alan Shearer and his island of hair (one win as a manager in his entire career), Christian Gross, Steve McLaren and his umbrella, Marco Boogers and Ronny Rosenthal – the Israeli carthorse being given odds of 3-1 at present.

On the other side of the coin are managers that are clearly not going to take the job if it is offered.  From former boss Martin O’Neill to Luis Felipe Scolari to Sir Alex Ferguson to Jose Mourinho, bookmakers and press alike are clearly taking the piss.  The full list of odds to take the job are as follows:

11/8 On (favourite) – Martin O’Neill (despite nailing a sign up outside his house saying he wasn’t interested)

EVENS – Alan Shearer

2-1 – Luis Felipe Scolari

3-1 – Ronny Rosenthal

3-1 – Avram Grant

3-1 – Sir Alf Ramsey

4-1 – Pep Guardiola

5-1 – Brian Clough

5-1 – Paul Peschisolido

6-1 – Steve McLaren’s Umbrella

7-1 – A rabbit called Graham

8-1 – Mark McGhee

9-1 – Craig Levein

10-1 – Neil Warnock’s ego

11-1 – A ham

12-1 – Sol Bamba

15-1 – Sir Clive Woodward

20-1 – Victoria Beckham

20-1 – Brooklyn Beckham

20-1 – Romeo Beckham

20-1 – Cruz Beckham

20-1 – Harper Seven Beckham

25-1 – A fruit pastille

30-1 – Our mate Tony who got Blyth Spartans into the Champions League on Football Manager

40-1 – Sven Goran Erikkson

50-1 – Billy Davies

60-1 – Lee Clark

70-1 – Chrissy Powell

80-1 – WWE Legend Mick Foley

90-1 – Pele

100-1 – Jeremy Kyle

150-1 – Kevin Keegan

200-1 – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

500-1 – Terry Christian

1000-1 – Denny Landzaat

1,000,000,000,000,000,000-1 – Anyone who can get Leicester promoted this year


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