Former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has become championship side Leicester City's new Director of Football.
The surprise news was announced by a delighted Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson at a press conference this morning :
"We are delighted to bring a man of Koussa's tactical know how and experience to the club. Although he has been out of the country since being expelled from the UK in the 1980's, he has kept in touch with the Premiership and the Championship via cable TV".
Asked by a if Moussa's time away from football might count against him, Eriksson replied :
"On the contrary, Moussa's career in espionage from 1994 to 2009 will stand him in good stead when it comes to spying on the opposition on behalf of our club. If he can't do it without being spotted, then no one can.
The fact that he was known in espionage circles as 'The Desert Fox' would suggest that his destiny was always to be at Leicester City".