You only have to watch Gary Lineker and his horrible golf buddies on the BBC to realise football is a big horrible backslapping mess where jobs for the boys are a matter of course. So it comes as no surprise that, maybe, just maybe, Gary Megson didn’t get the Bolton job because of his impressive CV. As the Guardian point out in an excellently gossipy article this morning:
“It is difficult to sympathise with Megson when looking at his appointment and the role of Mark Curtis, the agent appointed by Gartside to headhunt a replacement for Sammy Lee.”
For, you see…
“For a long time he has also been the first port of call for anyone in football wanting to get hold of Megson, and he also helped to negotiate the finer points of his contract with two previous clubs. Souness was so shocked by Curtis’s presence at his own interview with Gartside that he withdrew his interest, perceiving it to be a done deal.”
Oh dear, oh dear, what a tangled web we weave. And it could well be weaving Bolton into the Championship.