Hollywood’s top “Goodfella” voted on-screen idol of UK’s top football managers
Yahoo! LMA interviews reveal that managers would like Robert De Niro to play them in their biopic
Robert De Niro’s classic performances in films such as “Goodfellas”, “Raging Bull” and perhaps to a lesser extent “Meet the Fockers” have earned him the dream casting call from UK’s top football managers to take on the lead role in a film based on their lives.
Over 30 managers including Brendan Rodgers, Roy Keane and Alan Pardew were asked the question as part of Yahoo’s exclusive series of interviews with members of the League Managers Association. De Niro emerged as the clear favourite to play the managers in a film of their lives. The managers’ wishful thinking also saw Clint Eastwood and George Clooney tied in second as they shared 20% of the vote.
However, Brad Pitt’s most demanding role to date could come in the form of Mick McCarthy if the former Republic of Ireland manager got his wish. Fortunately Mr Jolie won’t have to reprise the dodgy “Oirish” accent that he failed to conjure up in the Belfast-set thriller, The Devil’s Own.
Roberto Mancini, who is always the picture of cool on the touchline, sees himself as a bit of a secret agent and nominated any James Bond actor to play him on the big screen. As the head honcho at City, surely he’d be 001.
Breakdown of Hollywood Heroes
|Robert De Niro||Alan Pardew|
|Clint Eastwood||Avram Grant|
|George Clooney||David O’Leary|
|Al Pacino||Rafa Benitez|
|Brad Pitt||Glenn Hoddle|
|Robert Redford||Steve McClaren|
|David Carruso||Alex McLeish|
|Liam Neeson||Brendan Rodgers|
|Charlie Sheen||Dave Bassett|
|Nicholas Cage||Gary McAllister|
|Harrison Ford||Gerard Houllier|
|Dustin Hoffman||Gordon Strachan|
|James Bond||Roberto Mancini|
|Antonio Banderas||Roberto Martinez|
|Daniel Day Lewis||Roy Keane|
|Denzel Washington||Ruud Gullit|
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