According to the Times, Manchester City Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has foisted a huge January wish list into owner Thaksin Shinawatra’s hands, with little gold stars next to the players he really really REALLY wants.
“Dr Thaksin has a very long list, but I’ve told him it will be shorter and shorter…He knows what we are thinking about and what we are talking about. He didn’t seem to be too shocked – so that was good. He’s been informed about everything we are thinking about maybe doing. It’s both names and positions, Dr Thaksin has a combination of that. If we are taking in players, it will be those who can give something to this team.”
I wonder if
Sven spared a thought for poor old Rafa Benitez who was informed – via email no less – by his American paymasters that the Spaniard should stop dreaming about signings and start coaching…Whilst over at moneybags Man City, “Doctor” Shinawatra is being handed huge wish lists, and keeps up his avuncular smile despite the money Sven will be spending in January…