Written by monty_radio on Thursday, 19th Apr 2018 18:19
With new manager speculation at fever pitch and so many alluring names who may have thrown their hats into some alleged ring, or perhaps been bumped up in the odds due to a flurry of misplaced fivers, it’s time to step back and assess the relevant claims of the hopefuls.
Taking them in no particular order, Danny Cowley comes with a brother while the others, as far as can be ascertained, do not. If they are desperate they could perhaps mention their brother, or sister even, in their applications.
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard come with venerable nicknames such as Stevie G and Lamps, so that’s a good start. The former might require two-way translation on coming to Suffolk, but Lamps, though said to be the possessor of something called an IQ, would not be the man because, as is well known, they could not be fitted into the same team, or perhaps, room.
But if instead it’s low-key we’re after, Jack Ross has taken St Mirren from the bottom of the Scottish Championship to the top without anyone discovering where St Mirren actually is.
Meanwhile, I would urge caution over Maurice Steijn unless he allows cameras and microphones back into the pressers because, if not, Town fans will be permanently split over whether to pronounce him Steen, Stine or Stain.
If it’s to be Paul Cook, then he wouldn’t have stayed in Wigan very long, and that only places him as one of thousands - so nothing special there.
Then there is that composite gnarled veteran McPardew: while his West Brom did not taste victory in aeons, using all his imparted gnarled wisdom, they have now beaten the gnarled, but not so wise, Mourinho’s United. So he’d leave a good legacy and also not need to be photographed under a brolly as it rains much less in East Anglia.
And so to some with Town connections - Kuqi, McGreal and Unsworth. Although Shefki has been lost to the greater public gaze whilst operating in Finland’s lesser leagues, he has long shared his great desire to celebrate his first Town managerial victory at the cost ruining the most expensive suit he would be able to muster on whatever pittance Marcus Evans. might offer.
McGreal’s Colchester sit 11th in League Two, but if they win all their last three games and Mansfield, Coventry and Lincoln lose all theirs, the U’s might just squeeze into the play-offs
And finally, David Unsworth. From Liverpool certainly, but not famous – so that’s alright then.
Such a deep pool of talent, so much to back up their competing claims. I leave it to you, good reader to crown that coming king.
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