Top ten football manager brands
Here are ten stocking filling suggestions inspired by Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s uninspiring range (http://neillennon.com/product/nl-limited-edition-fleece/)
Just like Jose Mourinho, whose alleged liking for Matalan has made it into verse, Lennon is no Luis Fernandez, the Spanish born former PSG boss (pictured). The Denis Leary-like leather jackets and dapper suits of Fernandez are sorely missed now his punditry is restricted to French radio.
Criteria for inclusion below is less than strict; these are living managers as opposed to player/models with enough time on their hands for the catwalk circuit. Stay tuned for a World Cup edition next summer…
The Steve McClaren retro umbrella. Last modelled versus Croatia in 2007.
The Bobby Gould/Manic Street Preachers hoodie. To mark the former Wales manager’s fondness for Everything Must Go’s altered chorus.
The Avram Grant brothelcreeper. Proving these hefty items are not the sole preserve of John Robb.
The Tony Pulis baseball cap. Patrolling a Premier League technical area near you, again, soon.
The Roy Hodgson fez (or beret). Tommy Cooper/Frank Spencer chic for the man whose humour’s stuck hopelessly in a seventies timewarp.
The Roy Keane & Martin O’Neill twinsie. Yes, the two-person-in-one onesie for Ireland’s vaunted dream ticket
The Mark Tisdale Spring 14 collection… Milan’s loss, albeit hypothetical, is Exeter City’s gain.
The Steve Bruce beachwear set: espadrilles and bermuda shorts to accompany the beach ball responsible for his Sunderland side’s October 2009 victory over LFC.
The Wenger/Eriksson/Adkins rimless mittelEuropa-style specs. Tinted versions also available.