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Crown Of Hawthorns

by | 2nd, November 2004

‘HAVING applied and been rejected for every job from manager of the French national side to board monitor at his local primary school, Glenn Hoddle has finally struck gold.

And in the 13th month, he shall rise again…

The Sun says that after 13 months of sending out CVs since he was sacked as Spurs’s manager 13 months ago, Hoddle has landed a job as the new coach at West Bromwich Albion.

A single point above what is now called “the drop zone”, West Brom and its players must be excited about finally learning what the club’s been doing wrong from the great motivator.

But while Albion’s players get ready to gather round Hoddle and sing “hosanna” as he goes through his repertoire of tricks and shimmies, the Star says Chelsea, one of Hoddle’s former clubs, are ready to make a signing of their own.

Having sacked Adrian Mutu last week, the Blues have come to realise that they desperately need another player to make up the full 1,000 or so footballers at their disposal.

So they’re preparing to swoop for Portsmouth’s Yakubu when the January transfer window opens.

And a few months later, as the Express reports in its lead story, Chelsea will be paying £18m to bring David Beckham back to London.

Another midfielder is just what the Blues need, and the likes of Scott Parker must be just delighted to learn that Beckham is on his way.

But no news is better than that on the Mail’s back page – Alex Ferguson has agreed to put a gobstopper in it and stop banging on and on and on and on about Arsenal.

And, according to the Sun’s John Sadler, Fergie’s vow of silence comes not a moment to soon.

Using words like “panic”, “paranoia” and “pitiful”, the Sun’s man is of the impression that Fergie’s tantrum is the death-throes of a “desperate” man eager to try to stoke the fading fires within.

We could not possibly comment – well, not until we’ve seen Fergie’s Arsenal dossier.’

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