A couple of days ago, I read an article that seemed to me like it should have been in the comedy section. The mighty Birmingham City offered Marcelo Lippi a chance to become their new manager. With a record this season of 3 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses Birmingham sit in 15 place in the premier league table. Their long time manager, Steve Bruce, recently left to take up a job at fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic. Bruce will probably say that he left the job because of uncertainty about a pending takeover and the effect that would have on the future of his job and the club as a whole.
Now, why would a man who masterminded a World Cup victory for the Italian National team last summer, want to put himself in this sort of job? Lippi politely declined the offer, but I believe he should feel a little insulted. The Birmingham board came out to say that they are ambitious and would like to get a manager of Lippi's calibre but come on, let be realistic here, who could they possibly get?
To me, it's the equivalent of asking Bill Clinton to run for mayor in a little farm town in Kansas! The sort of thing that only happens in movies!