Following this month's resignation of Fabio Capello, the FA has announced that the England manager's job has been awarded to long standing Commonwealth manager, Liz Windsor.
Mrs Windsor, who has overseen the Commonwealth team for the last 60 years is a surprise choice due mainly to her advancing years. However some commentators have suggested that her appointment is a stroke of genius.
BBC pundit Alan Hansen said 'See yez gurren wee caporren nort a bleejun spreyfer forten wimblen. S'in the baccatha neet'.
Meanwhile nobody asked Adrian Chiles' view.
However Mrs Windsor's career has not been entirely without criticism. Her husband and former Greek captain Phil Windsor has been accused of perpetuating racism in the game, and was suspected of promoting violence, following an incident in the tunnel during a game in Paris in 1997.
There was also the controversy surrounding the expulsion from the Commonwealth team of right winger Robert Mugabe in 2003.
Nevertheless, the England team are bouyant in the run up to the European Championships later this year, now that a level of stability has been re-introduced to the management.
During an interview this afternoon, midfielder Steven Gerrard said of the appointment 'Yeah, well, s'great'; while defender Rio Ferdinand was more circumspect, suggesting 'Well, we've had a Swede and an Italian, might as well let the Germans have a crack'.
It was left to Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to offer the final word. 'Dey toll me we woz getting a bird as our new manager. Can't wait to see her in the changing room. Dey said last week we could look forward to hairy red nips'.