Things we remember about Joe Royle: Oldham’s plastic pitch, Everton winning the FA Cup, Daniel Amokachi being rubbish, a distinct dislike of women in football, a big saggy face, long balls to big men. Well, doesn’t that fill your heart with glee that he is returning to football… probably… somewhere.
But where? Not Leicester, that’s for sure.
“I decided towards the end of last week, for personal reasons, it would be best if I withdrew my interest,” Royle told the Leicester Mercury.
Either he had only just realized that Milan Manderic sacks managers for fun, or he has his eyes on a bigger prize. Well, slightly bigger. Well, ok, Wigan.
“We hope to make an announcement in the very near future and don’t want to jeopardise anything.”
Said Dave Whelan, Wigan owner. And the rumour on the street(homie!) is that it is either Royle or Souness. That’s like having to choose between being punched or kicked in the balls, so it could take Whelan a while. But having mulled it over, we’d go for Souness. We used to really like his moustache.