You’ve got to love Sam Allardyce. OK that is manifestly untrue, but he came out with a classic quote after West Ham somehow managed to beat Spurs 3-0 at Shite Hart Lane yesterday.
“The fans at Tottenham thought it was going to be a nice easy breeze today, a nice comfortable three points. But the Premier League will tell you that if you think like that you are going to get your backside kicked and they got their backside kicked today.”
Usually the words that stumble out of football managers mouths are just not worth listening to. Managers can be repetitive (Wenger), inane/dull/insipid (AvB) and as for some of the foreign managers – eg Ancellotti and now Pellegrini springs to mind – they literally just open their mouths and say some…words…any words at all. (Can you remember a single quote from either man?)
So I was delighted to read a second triffic quote this morning. This one was from good old Harry Redknapp, who said he “would not trust them to show him a good manager if their lives depended on it” while speaking about the powers that be at the FA. You could say it’s a case of sour grapes because it definitely is – but I still make him right. This week’s question is:
Which football manager has the best banter? Answer this week’s poll and leave a comment with your Twitter username to be in with a chance of winning an Irish Winter Festival satellite token. Apologies in advance because I’ve bound to have missed someone out. Personally I’d have Steve Kean in there but I’d probably be the only one voting for him.
Congratulations to @fiercelyacute for winning last week’s poll.