Well, I really didn't see that one coming. Martin O'Neill sacked with seven games left to save the club from relegation. According to the morning's news, early contenders to replace him are Paulo DiCanio, Brian McDermott, Steve McLaren and Mark Hughes. My thoughts on those four are:
Paulo DiCanio – talented but self-absorbed and completely mad
Brian McDermott – a good, honest, Championship manager
Steve McLaren – a lot of negative baggage in England but a decent track record as a club manager
Mark Hughes.- hopelessly over-rated.
Not much room for optimism there, is there?
Over to you, BigWillyStyle