Jury service to include being Sunderland manager for 10 days

THE job of managing Sunderland football club is to be given to someone randomly selected from the Electoral Roll.

Officials said the job of trying to get the best out of a threadbare squad will include staying in a local three star hotel, not talking to the media and will last an average of 10 days.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short said: “In the past we’ve picked a new boss by throwing Scrabble letters in the air and trying to make a football manager’s name out of them.

“Paulo Di Canio.”

He added: “Now I want to open the field up to any UK citizen aged between 18 and 70 with no criminal convictions or mental health issues.”

Short confirmed the first name chosen from the Electoral Roll is Janet Fisher, 64, from Stevenage.

Mrs Fisher said: “Serves me right for not booking that holiday to Tenerife when I had the chance.

“Fuck it, let’s just get it done.”