Crawley’s search for a new manager took a bizarre turn today as it emerged that former Italian international striker Pierluigi Casiraghi is the red-hot bookies favourites at 1/7 to become the new boss.
Harry Kewell recently ditched the Red Devils for Notts County and the early chatter seemed to place Kevin Nolan as likely to do a job swap. Instead, 49-year-old Casiraghi is being backed to such an extent that it seems a done deal.
Crawley began life without Kewell pretty much as they have always been, inconsistent but competitive. The suffered 2-1 away defeat at Oldham Athletic at the weekend, but face Spurs U21’s tonight in the Mickey Mouse Trophy looking to get back on track, in a way.
Dean Saunders has also been mentioned as a possible name in the frame, but former Juventus and Chelsea striker Casiraghi has suddenly emerged from nowhere to essentially close off the market.
Casiraghi does have coaching experience in the English game, although not in the lower reaches of it. His most recent role came in the Championship Birmingham City as assistant to failed experiment Gianfranco Zola during a disastrous stint at St Andrew’s.
What else is there to say?