London - His fiscal attributes are the very stuff of legend.
And this weekend ex-RBS boss Sir Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin has been nominated to take on the top job at the IMF.
Although not endowed with the same bonking - er...banking! - gravitarse as Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sir Fred nevertheless ticks many of the right boxes.
"He's smart, he's savvy and has an awesome defamation lawyer," celebwatch website LA HagFagSlagMag.con sources said today.
News of the proposed appointment has pleased City folk desperate to keep wannabes like Gorgon Brown out of the loop.
Other contenders are said to include ex-BP CEO Lord Browne (50/1), Roman Abramovich's personal tarot card reader (33/1) and benighted royal tosspot/UK Special Representative for Rough Trade Prince Andrew (25/1).
"Where's Paul the Psychic Octopus when we need him most?" online spread betting index Aintgottaprayer.con tipsters moaned today.