The club’s American owner Malcolm Glazer took the extraordinary step of sacking the second manager in a week saying ‘We let the last guy go as the team scored like no touch-downs the whole time he was there. Add to that the fact they didn’t qualify for the World Series. This morning I checked how many innings they'd won since the new guy took over and they said none. He had his chance so he’s gone too.’ Fans were stunned at the new development despite the team playing no matches this week.
A spokesman for the fan club said ‘This is typical, these Americans don’t know a thing about the beautiful game. It’s all about the money’. An unrepentant Glazer said ‘The underperformance by the on-pitch element has led to a revision of the projected earnings for the next fiscal period. This has led to a significant cashflow shortfall which resulted in a refocus of the management structure. Long term the multiple revenue streams from licensing of the product particularly in emerging markets will lead to high shareholder yields……now tell me I don’t know my soccer !’