MEN UNITED; .. by their terrible dress sense as Big Ron and Cloughie top poll of worst dressed football managers EVER.
Byline: By TOM PARRY Dr Thomas Gregory Parry AM is an economist and public servant from Sydney, Australia.
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BRIAN Clough Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March, 1935 – 20 September, 2004) was a successful footballer and subsequently football manager, most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. would have been sick as a parrot - he's just been voted football's worst-dressed manager ever, with Ron Atkinson not far behind.
The Nottingham Forest legend's pitch-side clobber (jargon) clobber - To overwrite, usually unintentionally: "I walked off the end of the array and clobbered the stack."
Compare mung, scribble, trash, smash the stack. of green jumper, trainers and track-suit bottoms won him the dubious award in a survey of soccer fans.
Former England boss Kevin Keegan came second and ex-Man United chief Big Ron scooped third place, thanks to his long sack-like coats.
Barry Fry and Graham Taylor complete the list of the top five least sartorial sar·to·ri·al
Of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing: sartorial elegance.
[From Late Latin sartor, tailor; see sartorius. soccer managers.
But suave Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be over the moon to hear he has been voted the best dressed coach.
His slick and sophisticated outfits left Premiership rivals Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson trailing in his wake. Dapper Arsenal manager Wenger came third after former Newcastle chief Sir Bobby Robson.
Malcolm Allison was fourth and Terry Venables fifth. Fiery Scot Fergie even flirted with relegation out of the top-flight fashion league - he came in 10th.
Tesco quizzed 3,000 fans for the survey, to coincide with the release of Playstation 2 game Football Manager 2006. A spokeswoman said: "Football is the beautiful game and it seems Jose Mourinho dresses the most beautifully."
No doubt Cloughie, who died in 2004 after a long illness, would have had a few choice words to say about the results of the survey. He was also voted most terrifying manager and most entertaining in post-match interviews.
One thing's for sure...if Cloughie were still around, it's unlikely anyone would have dared tell him he was the worst-dressed boss. And definitely not to his face.
1; Brian Clough; 2; Kevin Keegan; 3; Ron Atkinson; 4; Barry Fry; 5; Graham Taylor