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The King Of Torquay: Leroy Rosenior’s Ten Minute Teaser

by | 22nd, May 2007

leroy_rosenior.jpgMAGIC hats off to Leroy Rosenior. The former West ham and Fulham player has just been made manager of Torquay United.

Journalists are at the press conference. Rosenior is paraded before the leading lights of the local papers. He will put Torquay on the map. He will make them great, or at least better than those Exeter losers. Forward with Rosenior.

Rosenior has the right stuff. As the Sun says, Rosenior was “once tipped to be the first black England manager”. And sure he was – just as all black managers are so tipped.

The show finishes at 3:30pm.

At 3:40pm, club chairman Mike Bateson announces that he has sold 51 per cent of the club to a new consortium. The new brooms appreciate Rosenior’s hard work but feel that the club and manager want different things and it is time for a parting of the ways.

Rosenior is sacked. Rosenior has been the manager for ten minutes.

He tells us: “Obviously they thought I had done a fantastic job after ten minutes so let me go.” Adding:” I wish them the very best of luck. They are going to sort me out a bit of compensation.”

Although you’d have thought not managing Torquay was reward enough…



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