IT MIGHT just be that some pundits and bookmakers are being led a merry dance as they try to predict who will take over at Blackburn Rovers.
Almost as soon as poor old Henning Berg realised his Christmas present was a one-way air fare back to Norway, the bookies had installed former Aston Villa coach Kevin MacDonald as a firm favourite to take over – no seems to know why!
However, the club’s owners Venky’s – who are often described as chicken magnates which to me just refers to people who can’t walk past a poultry farm without getting covered in feathers – seem to be successfully throwing up a smokescreen.
Having their ‘Global Advisor’ Shebby Singh on Radio Five’s 6-0-6 certainly revealed nothing – not even what the role of a ‘Global Advisor’ is (I can only think it has something to do with climate change and how that might play havoc with the weather in East Lancashire).
And the rumour mill has already seen Indian film star Judan Ali, a coach with limited experience in youth and amateur soccer but who was a star of the Bollywood football movie, linked with the Ewood hotseat.
Singh has denied that the film actor is a target, so if it is not Venky’s connections in India that are in play, then maybe it is their poultry business contacts that we should be looking at.
I therefore confidently predict that the biggest and most famous chicken I know, Foghorn Leghorn, will be named Rovers boss in time for him to make some serious signings before the transfer window closes – his ‘Boy, I say, I say there boy’ spiel should prove a big hit in transfer negotiations.