by Nia Griffiths
Nicolas Anelka has become player-manager at Mumbai City – what a time to be alive.
Anelka, who has been at the club as a player since 2014, previously become player-coach at Shanghai Shenhua, so the transition isn’t too out of character. However, his time partially in charge at the Chinese club only last two weeks.
He’s now been appointed a managerial role at Mumbai after playing for them seven times and scoring two goals since joining.
According to the Mumbai City co-owner, Ranbir Kapoor, they’ve hired the 36-year-old on account of his knowledge and motivational skills… Okay then.
Many believe the forward, who played for us for two years before moving to Real Madrid in 1999, is destined for failure.
Lee Clayton, head of sport for the Daily Mail, tweeted,
Nicolas Anelka is the new player/manager of Mumbai. What could possibly go wrong? #anelka
— Lee Clayton (@LeeClayton_) July 3, 2015