Cobh Ramblers were today forced to deny rumours that Manuel Pellegrini is set to become their next manager.
That’s definitely one of the most unusual sentences we’ve had to write this weekend.
The reason the Irish first division side had to make the clarification was because the Manchester City boss visited Cobh today and some eagle-eyed fans started making assumptions about where he could be managing once he leaves the Etihad this summer.
It all started from this tweet as two fans met the Chilean gaffer:
— Brian Wilkinson (@Shankslives4fr) March 27, 2016
And Cobh were quick to pick up on it, assuring everyone that Stephen Henderson’s job as manager is in no danger:
Despite Manuel Pellegrini being spotted in Cobh today, we can confirm that he is not set to join the club https://t.co/AcKoyNdcAV
— Cobh Ramblers FC (@CobhRamblersFC) March 27, 2016
It’s a great little story which is getting interest from several news websites in Ireland.
It seems Pellegrini was simply holidaying in the Irish town on the south coast of Cork and was not there in any footballing capacity.
But, for a few glorious minutes, we all dared to dream.