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Wednesday
Nov212012

Football Manager Player Gets Actual Real Life Football Manager Job

This is fucking mental. FK Baku, a Premier League team in Azerbaijan whose reserve team have been without a manager for 2 years, have hired somebody for the job full time, based on how good he is at Football Manager. Azerbaijan-born Swede Vugar Huseynzade was hired as an assistant based purely on the strength of his Football Manager experience. That's pretty incredible by itself, but then when you learn he got the job ahead of Marseille/France legend Jean-Pierre Papin, a guy who's more than paid his dues for a job managing the reserves!

This is hardly going to set a precident among actual football manager positions, but the fact that it happened even once warms my heart like the after effects of 8 Big Macs. Fucking brilliant. Oh, and FK Baku are the Azerbaijan champions.... So yeah, wrap your head around that!

Who'd have thought they were actually grooming us for managerial positions this whole time!!!

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