Here’s a thought. Sven’s off to the industrial north west to the Eastlands stadium where the most exotic manager they’ve had was probably Mel Machin. I know they are owned by the Thai guy now but it all seems so incongruous for the urbane sophisticated former manager of Lazio, Benfica, Gothenburg, Sampdoria and England to end up in Gorton (my father’s p.o.b).
I was thinking about that great film ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ about life up north for a blerk who likes his ladies and the thought occurs that they could do the re-make with Sven and those lovely northern lassies from BB, Charley and Chanelle. I mean it’s got a ring of realism behind it; Sven will almost certainly not move house up north and you can bet your life the sophisticated Nancy will be preferring Mayfair to Deansgate. So Sven will be holed up in the Lowry hotel with lots of time on his hands and in need of some comforting…..