What does it take to get a team out of the Championship these days? Flavio Briatore reckons about Â£20m, one of Italy’s top managers and Alessandro Del Piero. While the first two of those seem rather predictable, let’s just confirm that third one for all the Doubting Thomases:
QPR’s new boss Francesco Guidolin has been given a Â£20million transfer war chest – and will launch an audacious bid to bring Alessandro Del Piero to Shepherd’s Bush.
Says The Mirror, and they wouldn’t lie to arrest falling circulation figures would they? I mean, look at the evidence:
Former Palermo boss Guidolin, 52, has already made moves to bring in ex-Juventus chief scout Franco Ceravelo – and that link could prove influential.
If this story wants to get any more unlikely then let’s throw in some competition for hyper-active MLS side New York Red Bulls and we have ourselves a career on the slide. COS predicts a safe move to a lower Serie A side for old Alessandro, and QPR to sign a load of nameless Italians till they reach the Premiership.