Anorak | Spurs boss Harry Redknapp gets his maths in a muddle

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp gets his maths in a muddle

by | 4th, April 2012

HARRY Redknapp, hotly tipped to be the next England manager, is waxing lyrical about managers in the Premier League born who by God’s good grace were born in the British Isles.

Swansea’s Brendan Rodgers (Northern Ireland), Norwich’s Paul Lambert (Scotland), Stoke City’s Tony Pulis (Wales) and Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew (England) are all name checked.

“It is hard. People don’t give them a chance. They go for foreign managers, most clubs have got foreign owners now. They want big names. They read about big names and think, ‘oh that’s all right, we will bring him over’. And it is very difficult to bring people in.”

Those pesky foreigners, eh. As it happens out of 20 teams in the Premier League, ten clubs have foreign owners:

Aston Villa (Randy Lerner)
Blackburn (Venky’s Group)
Chelsea (Roman Abramovich)
Fulham (Mohamed Al Fayed)
Liverpool (Fenway Sports Group)
Manchester United (Glazer family)
Manchester City (Sheikh Mansour)
Sunderland (Ellis Short)
QPR (Tony Fernandes)
Arsenal (Stan Kroenke is the major shareholder)


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