I wouldn’t exactly put Leicester City manager Dean Smith into the David Brent category, but the former Aston Villa boss is a bit like ex-Foxes head coach Brendan Rodgers. And I’m not really interested in what people say in disagreement or if they try to convince me otherwise, with all due respect.
Living slightly above our stations is natural for some of us. I myself like to think that I’m more akin to genuine journalists and passionate, informative and interesting writers such as Henry Winter and Jonathan Liew. In reality I’m just a professional blogger – editor of two websites, to be fair – with a passion for the Foxes and lots of opinions.
Brendan Rodgers’ view of himself as a coach and his importance in football, or to LCFC generally, was also slightly misguided. Along with appearing self-important and obstinate as a coach. Now, I do not consider Dean Smith on an equal level of ‘Brentishness’ – see The Office, the English and best version – although Smith has made some rather Rodgers-esque remarks of late. Furthermore, he disregarded some crucial seeming players and is going through the motions at Leicester while the building figuratively burns down.