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Once again, Sir Bobby Charlton was sitting, waiting. However, this time he wasn’t sitting above screaming kids, with foods around their mouths, shouting their heads off like a bunch of yobs. This certainly wasn’t McDonalds. This was Rosso. One of the finest restaurants in all of Manchester, and the surrounding area. It was owned by Rio Ferdinand, a good friend of Sir Bobby. This was the sort of place where Bobby didn’t see disguises. Everyone here was well known, and wouldn’t freak over seeing one person. Rosso is a restaurant where a salad costs more than most people earn in a year, and stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street. Nevertheless, the ex-Manchester United director could afford all this luxury, as could the man he was about to meet. He entered, suit fitted to perfection, hair, for one, styled perfectly too. It beats the odd dodgy design he had during his playing days. He sat down next to Bobby, exchanged a brief Hello, and while tucking into his pasta, listened eagerly to what was about to come.
BC – Bobby Charlton
G – Guest
BC - Let’s cut the small talk crap, and get down to business. I want you to be my manager. You’ve seen the interviews and all that, you know what the team is like. The contracts and details will come later, but right now I need to know if you are up for this. This is a one-time offer, as I have plenty of other people begging for this job, this opportunity.
G – Wow. This is a shock. I didn’t think you’d offer me a role like this. I am definitely up for this, it seems like a wonderful opportunity. I promise I will bring this team success, and I will be here for many years, that is if you still want me. I am honoured you have asked me, thank you.
BC – Excellent. I would also like to thank you for flying over here today. I understand 12 hours is a long time, but I hope you can do it again, to stay here permanently. I will be happy to personally find you an excellent location to live in for the time being. Count it as part of your contract.
G – Brilliant. Thanks.
BC – Before I finalise my thoughts on this managerial position, I need to ask you a few questions. What is your understanding of English football like?
G – I know I haven’t played in England, but being in Europe for many years helped me get to see what English football is like, having played against it many times. I have an extensive knowledge of football in general, and I know I can adapt to the English game. I know it.
BC – Ah, I know you’re the right man for this, I don’t need to ask any more questions. I know who I want, and I want you. Thank you for coming, and I hope we can get these details sorted very soon. Just one more thing. Before you leave. Go and speak to Rio, he’s in the back. He wanted to have a few words with you.
And with that, the man got up to leave, shaking the hand of Sir Bobby with a smile from cheek to cheek, and went to find Rio. Bobby laid back in his chair, a regular occurrence it seems now, and mulled over the landmark he had just created. This was it. FM Scout United meant business.