Steve McClaren and Steve Bruce were appointed managers of Derby County and Aston Villa respectively in what appears to be a fad.
Neil Warnock’s recent appointment at Cardiff City confirmed what everyone had expected – appointing mediocre British managers is the hip new craze in town.
Sunderland made a massive fashion statement in the summer when they appointed David Moyes.
Even England got in on the act, briefly flaunting Sam Allardyce as they cat-walk unsteadily through another group of qualifiers.
The craze is escalating by the day – Alan Curbishley has been linked with Juventus, while Malky Mackay is hotly tipped to take over at Brazil.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, a spokesperson for the Mediocre British Managers Association praised the spate of appointments.
They said: “For once we’re seeing a craze that truly makes a change for the good.
“Mediocre British managers are the heartbeat of British football, so it’s vital that the likes of Simon Grayson are in perpetual employ.
“Don’t let anyone tell you you’re better off with one of those fancy-dan competent managers from abroad.
“Brexit means Brexit.”