Who would have thought when Sir Alex Ferguson hung up his Hair Dryer that three or four years on (how time crawls at Old Trafford) that after employing another one of his countrymen David Moyes and then a nailed on certainty in LVG from wherever he received such recognition those who once hated Jose Mourinho find him on their front lawn, a lawn that needs more than simply cutting.
Firstly, we witnessed in those European Championships that Pogba is nowhere near the £100 million Mourinho has incredibly offered for him, in fact Sissoko, his French sidekick looked more the player and he was involved with relegation last season, much like Jose would have done had he stayed with his once loved Chelsea, where his home is close to mine, only much more exclusive or is it expensive?
With Chelsea bringing in Conte I think they might have signed the wrong one, for I would have signed to Leicester City one, although spelt a little different.
It seems that the bookmakers are going to clean up again for last seasons champions cost punters many millions with Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all failing to get within ten points of Leicester and Chelsea’s old manager, the great Claudio Ranieri.
But time has passed and enter even more management from afar, and he one who will find that Manchester City will be a different proposition than when taking over Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Guardiola walked into the dug out of those two European giants knowing that he, like Ranieri at Chelsea, only had to tinker a little with the likes of Messi and Robben ready made match winners.
Now he walks into the Etihad and faces his first major challenge on the grounds that is like me going on holiday to Afghanistan, and those birds are circling above, unlike the ones that Messi and Barcelona charmed from the Spanish trees.