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Manchester Untied boss, Chelsea head honcho, Arsenal Svengali; Want to own a football club? Now you can pretend!

We’ve all wiled away days of our lives playing Championship manager and thinking about how good we’d be at managing a football team, safe in the knowledge that we would never get the chance to be proven wrong. Sadly, now you just might, as manager of Ebbsfleet United. Admittedly you may have to share the role with 20,000 others. Let the Beeb explain.

Fans’ community website MyFootballClub has agreed a deal to take over Blue Square Premier outfit Ebbsfleet United.

The 20,000 MyFootballClub members have each paid £35 to provide a £700,000 takeover pot and they will all own an equal share in the club.

Members will have a vote on transfers as well as player selection and all major decisions.

Sounds interesting, if a little likely to all go wrong when the players and management revolt. Of course no one is saying that now, just ask one-time manager and now head-coach Liam Daish.

“Picking 11 players and formations isn’t a precise science and luck often plays its part,” stated the Ebbsfleet boss.

“During and after matches, Ebbsfleet supporters often give me their opinion on which players should or shouldn’t start games. Now they can have their say.

“My job won’t change that much. As a club, we’ll select the starting 11 players and formation together.

“But just as before, what goes on at the training ground and in the dressing room on the day of the match is down to me.

“It’s the supporters’ money that finances this club and pays my wages and those of the players.

“So there’s a good argument for them having a say in what players they want to see.”

Blimey, he doesn’t sound like the sort of manager we have confidence in. Let’s sack him.



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