In the history of bad ideas in football, Niall Quinn’s decision to manage Sunderland is right up there

Ollie Irish

25th, July 2006

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn wanted a dynamic manager to join him on his magic carpet ride – and he has. That manager’s name is… 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 watch…

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