Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn wanted a dynamic manager to join him on his magic carpet ride â€“ and he has. That manager’s name isâ€¦ er, Niall Quinn!
I always thought player-managers were a bad idea, but a hybrid manager-chairman is a worse prospect. For example, if the club goes through a lean spell, what happens when the chairman gives his manager the dreaded seal of approval? That’s one conversation I’d pay to watchâ€¦