Carlo Ancelotti and Laurent Blanc win chair-based game

Carlo Ancelotti
Ancelotti… Real deal (Image: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar)

A bizarre game of managerial musical chairs has left Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, Laurent Blanc at Paris Saint-Germain, Gordon Strachan at Stenhousemuir and Phil Brown at AC Milan.

The game, already being described as “some mental kind of Football Manager future in fast forward” by the bloke that all media outlet turn to when they want to source an abda (already being described as) on freshly unfurled events.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, the self-styled “Abda Guy” – he’s American – stated his bewilderment at seeing Phil Parkinson in the Galatasaray hot seat, Bruce Arena in charge at Motherwell and Walter Smith at Ajax.

He said: “It’s good, there’s always demand for ready-made descriptions – as long as things keep happening and need describing, we should be okay here at AbdaComMedia Limited.

“Do I think Carlo Ancelotti and Laurent Blanc will succeed in their respective new hot seats? I don’t see why not.

“That? Oh, I got that from the ‘making people ask themselves questions instead of interrupting the flow of text with constant editorial tee-ups’ guy.

“It’s good, isn’t it? That was me asking a question for real, not one I got from the aforementioned journalistic device peddler.”

“This is your worst news story yet, Football Burp. You’ve been found out, you know.

“What’s that sound? Why, it’s the clock ticking – listen how it ticks, Football Burp.

“Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.


He added: “Tock.”

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