Friday, January 11, 2008

The Runners and Riders

Harry Redknapp's the name splashed across this morning's back pages, with a private jet ready to whisk him up from Dorset for training sessions. For crying out loud, the bloke's sixty years old and has never come close to winning anything. (Portsmouth came ninth last season; Roeder managed better than that. Twice.) And he's on bail on corruption charges till the middle of next month.

The Guardian, on the other hand, goes for Mark Hughes - stylish, streetwise and steely, by all accounts, and the "best tactician" 86-year-old Gary Speed's ever played under. We could have had him three years ago, but Shepherd went for Souness.

The rest is tragedy.


Garry Nixon said...

I've got my fingers crossed that Redknapp and the whole "borrow my private jet" malarkey is just a red herring.

We'll see...

Michael said...

Me too, mate, but it's starting to look like it might actually be true.

Looking 18 months into the future, who do you reckon the next boss'll be?