Saying that he wouldn’t feel right in taking the job under false pretenses, an honest Roy Hodgson today warned the Leicester City board that he’s probably the worst man for their vacant manager’s position.
According to reports, former England manager Hodgson is the East Midlands club’s preferred choice to replace recently-sacked Claudio Ranieri, who was given his marching orders last week after a disappointed season to date.
However, in a shockingly earnest discussion believed to have taken place earlier today, Hodgson is reported to have told Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha that he would do well to look elsewhere.
“I appreciate the interest Vichai, that I do. But let’s be serious, what are you thinking? I’m not entirely sure what impression you have been given of me, but I’m really not that good. At best I’m a gamble for you and at worst it just looks like you’re giving up. Could I take the job? Yes. Would I feel good about it? No,” said Hodgson during a phone call with the Thai businessman, adding that he believes there are at least 10 managers out there that are better suited to the job than him.
“I appreciate that things are difficult down there at the moment, but you really have to give more thought to decisions like this. Have you seen my recent record? I’m not the most inspirational figure, and my tactics are questionable at best. I implore you to think logically about this. Just give it some thought,” said Hodgson, before hanging up and sending the club on the numbers of some men he considered better-suited for the role.