Saturday, November 24, 2007

You’re having a laugh!

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!

1 comment:

  1. They are mad in the head.

    They lost Steve Bruce because of the pending takeover that may never happen, and the two co-owners who have made it clear that they want to sell the club, and they are not investing any money.

    So Lippi would move to a club where there is no money to spend? NONSENSE.

    In fact, I think I'm going to apply to be England manager, if Birmingham think they are the only people who can live in dreamland..........

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