Pic: Audrey Roberts from Coronation Street is the Manchester City manager according to today’s Daily Mirror 8 years ago

Pic: Audrey Roberts from Coronation Street is the Manchester City manager according to today’s Daily Mirror

In fairness, the similarity between herself and actual Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is uncanny.

We’re sure Manuel Pellegrini has been called a few things, good and bad, after an incredibly topsy-turvy start to the season that has already included four defeats on the road and some spectacular victories on home turf, including a 4-1 victory over Manchester United and the 6-0 rout of Spurs on Sunday.

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The Daily Mirror went a little too far today, however, when not only comparing the Chilean with fictional Coronation Street character Audrey Roberts, but going as far as to call Roberts the City manager and to include a picture of her in a piece about Pellegrini’s feelings about statistics, a piece, we should add, that is quite obviously a bit of a piss-take.

 

The joke here is in relation to the belief of many that there are actual similarities between Pellegrini and the character played by Sue Nicholls, who, of course, will have been very familiar with former City assistant boss David Platt considering that she is, in fact, his grandmother.

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Audrey, of course, isn’t the only member of the Coronation Street cast to have football connections, as her daughter Gail often moonlights as a midfielder for Real Madrid…

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Hat-tip to Mark Birney for the heads up with this one