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Bela Guttmann: What a load of crud!

Started on 25 June 2015 by TheMS99
Latest Reply on 25 June 2015 by TheMS99
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I feel like the Bela Guttmann curse is a pile of rubbish. I mean seriously. It’s just bad luck that has caused Benfica not to win a European competiton since he left. 1962. 52 years. That is a long time. That’s why I’m here. To win some European silverware. You may be wondering why a 20 year old is in charge of a fairly big club in Europe. Well, I was in charge of a radio show called “Thayre talks” which was a British radio show where I talked about whatever took my fancy. It was then a 20 year old Spanish woman called “Bella Guttmann” came along. I’d just done a show where I had called the Guttman curse a pile of poo. Then, funnily enough she replaced me.

A few days later I saw this in the paper: “Jorge Jesus Sacked!”
I read on to see that he’d been sacked after alleged rumours that he was working with rival clubs Porto and Sporting Lisbon to bring down Benfica. I decided to apply, thinking that I wouldn’t get it, but it could be a laugh. They actually called me and asked me to become the new manager. The first thing they asked me was "Can you end the Bela Guttmann curse?" I laughed at my new bosses and said "What curse?"

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