Boro join Newcastle and Addicks in race for new boss
He's annoying me already, look at his stupid grin. What a very uninspiring choice. And what a load of old bollocks that Brian Barwick spouted today eh? "My first choice was always Steve. That might be difficult for people to get their heads across."
Well yes, because according to everyone in the know Barwick preferred Martin O'Neill.
Then last week he was in Lisbon with the FA lawyer and a job contract under his arm, only for Scolari to run away citing reporters in his front garden.
And of course now we have Middlesbrough and Newcastle to compete with for a new manager. Although interesting today to see that the The Premier League rejected Newcastle's request
for dispensation to appoint Glenn Roeder as their manager. The ex-West Ham boss does not have the required Uefa Pro Licence to take the job on a permanent basis.
Meanwhile the Charlton manager's job was advertised rather strangely in the Daily Mail. Riscardo dug it out here
. The deadline has been set for next Wednesday, which doesn't seem long. So expect after Sunday the rumours and hearsay to go into overdrive.
I have seen the following all 'mentioned' in the last few days: Chris Coleman, Adrian Boothroyd (was flattered to be linked
), George Burley (our old friend Rupert Lowe has issued a 'hands off'
), Billy Davies (concentrating on the play-offs
), Iain Dowie (his family live in the North and Boro or Bolton is a more expected move
), Steve Coppell (Madejski confident that Coppell will sign a new contract
) , Glenn Hoddle (who sounds like he is staying at Wolves
), Phil Parkinson, Mark Bowen (just signed new Blackburn contract
), Mick McCarthy, Roy Hodgson, Mike Newell (might pick himself this weekend to win bet
), Alberto Zaccheroni (eyeing Premiership job
and was said to be at the Valley on Saturday) and Martin O'Neill.