Ken Dodd, the latest to snub vacant Scotland manager post


Funnyman Ken Dodd has become the latest name to turn down the chance to become the next Scotland manager, it has emerged.

Dodd, now approaching 148, was said to be ‘tickled’ after bookies named him number 1 candidate, but said his touring schedule would only get in the way of bossing the Scottish national team.

Speaking exclusively from his plush Liverpool home the legendary comic told Dafty Sport: “It was really nice of the Scottish Football Association to think of me and ask me to be their next manager. If I was twenty years younger (128) I might have considered the move, 3000-miles north.”

Dodd also added, due to his age, that he preferred to ‘fall asleep in the comfort of his tour bus rather than during a Scotland game in the dug-out.’

Meanwhile, the SFA have refuted claims they only approached Dodd because both parties have something in common with Diddymen.

Bookies have now made forgotten comedy duo Cannon and Ball as favourites to spearhead the dug-out.

The double act’s agent can’t see the move happening after telling our reporters, “There’s no chance of that because Tommy and Bobby play to twenty-crowd audiences at a Blackpool pier at the same time as the World Cup or European Championships are taking place.

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