The man who admitted he couldn’t manage to fill out a team sheet, Harry Redknapp, is going to be next England manager. And the grumpy guy who couldn’t manage the simple task of moulding the young, world class diamonds of Premier League football into a team capable of winning every World Cup for the next 20 years is gone.
Clearly not happy with the FA’s decision to ignore his crazy ‘innocent until proven guilty’ ideology, Fabio Capello decided the decision from above to remove John Terry as England captain undermined his position. England lose a manager with one of the best win records in the nation’s history as Capello walks away with a few million quid for about eight weeks’ worth of work a year. It’s really a win-win.
Being Italian and owning a pair of glasses that make him look like he knows what he’s talking about, there’ll be no shortage of job opportunities for Fabio. Already the hiding to nothing at Inter Milan, the pile of money on offer at Anzhi Makhachkala and the vacancy at the post office in Greendale have been mentioned as possible destinations, but in truth we don’t know where Capello will end up.
Rather fittingly, in this week’s brilliant Ballcrack, we explore themes such as persistence, embracing the future and the innate human capacity to persevere and prosper after suffering some difficult circumstances.
And we also insult a few people. The insults are the main part, to be honest. Enjoy.