STAN Collymore has taken temporary charge of Sleptember XI just two weeks after being released from the Kenna League club as a player.
The position became free yesterday after the now-former manager was sacked this week following a disastrous start to the campaign.
Despite making three changes at the transfer window, Sleptember XI still rattled around the relegation zone like a stuck pig.
Former striker and radio pundit Collymore found himself starting the season for the side up front as a Titus Bramble forfeit player alongside Diego Costa and Fernando Llorente.
Swapping those three no-hopers for Shinji Okazaki, Jordan Ayew and Ayoze Peres at the transfer window failed to address deep-seated problems on the pitch.
Sleptember XI have failed to break away from bottom-placed Puncheon The Bony Kante and So Good They Named Him Twice despite the managers of those two clubs turning up neither to the auction – submitting silent bids – nor the transfer window.
A Sleptember XI club statement read: “We had to do something before the manager ran us into the ground. Zero returns on our financial investment is what we could expect had we kept him.”
Stan Collymore is preparing himself for a new level of trolling on social media having accepted the job.
“The Kenna. That’s the top level of the game. Only the best get a job there,” he tweeted to talkSPORT, the radio station that cancelled his contract last year.
Kenna table week 9
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