Worshippers at the Ewood Cathedral, Lancashire, woke up this morning to find a new messiah has been appointed and will soon be coming to live and work amongst the dark satanic mills. A new messiah has widely been predicted for the area since the last one went home to not be a messiah in Newcastle.
Paul Ince has become the first black English premier league manager despite not having the relevant qualifications or any management experience at this sort of level.
Ince achieved a small degree of success in his last post and managed promotion whilst in charge of FC Franchise a lower league team with better finances then those around them. Blackburn Rovers are not a poor club, but the days have long since gone when they could buy the league.
Blackburn Rovers are widely blamed for starting the spiral of football inflation which continues still to this day. England superstar Alan Shearer was tempted to play there once upon a time, as were others, but Shearer could not be enticed away from his important job, as one of Gary the Crisp's, match of the day sidekicks and back to Blackburn for any price.
Ince is well remembered by fans at his previous clubs and it is often required by his current employers to shell out for extra security when he happens to pop back to play, or these days manage at certain venues.
Ince was once described as a "big time charlie" by Football managing legend Sir Alex Ferguson and is best remembered at West Ham for being photographed wearing a Manchester United shirt whilst a West Ham player, he joined the red devils within weeks, not surprisingly in the east end of London they still refer to him Judas.
Racism has no place in football,or society for that matter, but JUDASISM is very important in football and Mr Ince will have to do very well very quickly to win over the small but faithful Blackburn support.
One would hope David Bentley will have the manners not to wear his Manchester United shirt until he signs on the dotted line. Unlike his new boss.