Separated at Birth – Steve Coppell and Karl Pilkington

One is the favourite to be the new Crystal Palace manager, the other is a round-headed idiot made famous by the Ricky Gervais radio show…and it just so happens that they look  a like.

Coppell has been out of a job since quitting football management after a poor start to the 2010-11 season with Bristol City, he said:

I found I could not become passionate about the role and give the commitment the position demands. I appreciate that the timing of my departure is not ideal, but I believe it is best for the club. I am retiring from football management but still feel I have a contribution to make to the game sometime in the future

But Crystal Palace believe they can pry him out of retirement to return to a club he has managed on  four separate occasions (1984-1993, 1995-1996, 1997-1998 and 1998-1999) – but does he feel he has some unfinished business?

Karl Pilkington, is a former XFM producer and co-presenter of the Ricky Gervais show (Do listen, it’s amazing) - most recently he presented the Sky one show An Idiot Abroad. He is a Manchester United fan – booooooo!


here for the footballing journey.

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