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Arise Sir Jose

Mourinho knighted ahead of World Cup joy

Sir Jose Mourinho
Sir Jose Mourinho
Lewis Hamilton OBE
Lewis Hamilton OBE
Lord Jonny (phnar phnar)
Lord Jonny (phnar phnar)
New England manager Jose Mourinho is to be knighted ahead of England's World Cup victory in 2010.
Ahead of its time
The government's decision to award Mourinho is part of their policy of rewarding sports men and women in anticipation of success, rather than as a result of it. Consequently, Lewis Hamilton is to receive the OBE for winning the F1 drivers championship whenever he gets round to it and Jonny Wilkinson will be honoured with a hereditary peerage for winning the Rugby World Cup in 2011. It is hoped that by honouring players beforehand, it takes the pressure off them to succeed. That way they might actually win something.
Minor details
"This is a great day for English football," said FA Chief Brian Barwick to a disinterested crack whore outside FAHQ in Soho Square. "And a complete vindication of our Assume We Win Before Kicking A Ball policy. I'd like to thank Sky Sports for all their help in making that happen."

Mourinho dismissed those who say that he is not actually the England manager as biased and holding a personal vendetta against him. "It distresses me and my family to hear such things" he told the Onion Bag . "So I am not the England manager, so I do not want to be England manager, so I am Portuguese. So what?"
Sending a gunboat
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged to invade Portugal and annex the nation in order to make Jose a subject of the British Empire so his gong is legit. "I'm committing 40,000 troops to the war in the Algarve" he said. Although critics have already pointed out that 39,000 British Soldiers are already over there on swinging holidays.

Meanwhile, with England, Northern Ireland and Wales not qualifying for Euro 2008, all eyes are on Scotland as the UK's last chance to send a team to Austria & Switzerland.
We know what we'll do next summer
In other news, the Onion Bag announced the launch of a brand new pull-out special celebrating the long awaited return of the Home Internationals next summer. Joining us with his exclusive column is former England boss Steve McClaren.

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