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Ex-Tottenham chairman Sugar chasing FA job

Former Tottenham chairman Sir Alan Sugar is interested in taking charge of the FA.

Sugar makes no secret that, should he ever become chairman, his first task would be to tell the FA councillors: "You're fired!"

"It needs someone to shake the whole bloody place up," he told the London Evening Standard. "The FA is made up of so many factions, layers of bureaucracy and infighting. The decision making process within the FA has to be shrunk. Every one of those 92 FA councillors has his own little silo. Power should be entrusted to a strong chairman with a nucleus of 10 people. Then we can put forward a team that is a world beater in football."

A Sugar chairmanship would also attempt to curb the powers of the Premier League. "Who controls the game?" he asks. "Is it the FA or the Premier League? Who is the organ grinder and who is the monkey?"

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