Big Ron back in football


23rd, January 2007



Ron Atkinson is back in football after a spell out after he made some very unpleasant comments about Marcel Desailly. No, he hasn’t been appointed as the manager of the KKK’s Five-a-side team. He ‘s now the director of football at non-League Kettering Town.

The orange faced manager/pundit is returning to the Conference North club, where he started his managerial career in 1971.
Atkinson went on to manage Cambridge, West Brom, Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Coventry and Nottingham Forest.
After parting company with ITV after his on-air comments and did not find offers to return to football or the media forthcoming, although recently he spent very brief spells at Swindon and Peterborough as a consultant, for the benefit of a television programme. [Mof Gimmers]