Blackburn Rovers shortlists Burnley fan for the manager post
James McDonagh, a customer services manager for a business consultant, has been shortlisted for the manager post for Blackburn Rovers. McDonagh, a Burnley fan, submitted his CV as a joke, which consisted of coaching a Sunday League side and being a avid fan of the successful Football Manager game as his experience.
“They’re a bit of a joke club at the minute and I thought I could probably do better than their last few appointments,” said the 30-year-old. “I wasn’t expecting to get shortlisted but Blackburn’s owners are known for their barmy decisions.”
Blackburn has been struggling in the Championship and recently sacked their third manager this season and has come under a lot of criticism over their actions. The reply for his job application came from Mr Shebby Singh, the ex-ESPN pundit who is the Global Adviser for the club. It said “Having checked your application and your credentials from your CV, we would like to shortlist you for the vacancy. We formally invite you to interview.”
Source: The Sun