The Wales football team has announced the appointment of Gary Speed as manager, pointing out that he has lost fewer games than Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho during his career.
Speed takes over as boss of his country with an enviable managerial career which includes just nine defeats, ever.
A Welsh FA spokesperson spoke of the appointment, telling us, “We scoured the planet for a manager with so few defeats that success on the International stage was a forgone conclusion.”
“Do you know how difficult it is to find a manager with a managerial record that includes total career defeats still in single figures? It’s almost impossible. Trust me on that.”
“The fact that he’s Welsh is just a bonus. With just nine defeats to his name we see nothing but success in the future of the Welsh football team.”
Gary Speed Wales Manager
Critics have suggested that although just nine defeats is quite good record, he has actually only won six games in his entire career.
Welsh football fan Gareth Williams told us, “I don’t want to put a negative spin on this appointment, but Sam Allardyce has won more games than Gary Speed, and that’s just since August.”
“I can’t help but think that just 18 games as a manager might leave a few gaps in his managerial education?”
The final word went to Welsh FA who said. “Look, Gary Speed has been in management for just the right amount of time required to run a footballing giant like Wales, everyone knows that.”