Craic & Codology

Taoiseach has ‘no plans to be a Guardiola’

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny says he has “no plans at present” to follow Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola’s announcement that his retirement has “already started”. The gaffer made his announcement after a run of poor performances, particularly on homelessness and the health service.

But the sport loving Fine Gael leader says “any talk of imminent retirement presents a very poor example to those you are leading and could destroy their morale altogether. We all hate being a loser to very poor opposition”, admits the veteran politician. “But talk of quitting is nightmare stuff. Pep should man up a bit.”