Here's the Express's sports columnist John Dillon, back in 2007, discussing one of the biggest problems affecting the smooth management of football clubs – the issue of meddling owners:
"Will the infatuation of the man with the money escalate until he wants to pick the team? And, maybe, buy himself a centre-forward... These are the critical questions about patience and the influence of new owners in the dressing room facing all Premier League clubs.
"It takes belief in a good manager, who is given patience and left alone to do his job."
It's a good point. Can you imagine trying to get on with your job while your boss kept interfering, telling you what you should or shouldn't be doing and making your important decisions for you.
Why, it would be like being a newspaper editor whose proprietor wants his 'Health Lottery' on the front page of your paper:
The keener-eyed among you may also wonder whether the launch of a health lottery is the right platform for a free chocolate biscuit give-away.