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Football coach mistaken identity

A junior football coach landed a job as the manager of Seychelles’ national team after the country’s football association mistook him for former Manchester City defender Andy Morrison.

Andrew Amers-Morrison got the job while he was on holiday in the tropical island.

The local federation managed to confuse Amers-Morrison, 40, with the former City player.

After realising that a mistake had been made, Amers-Morrison’s new bosses called him in for a meeting, where they gave him six months’ grace in which to prove he was up to the task.

Amers-Morrison did attempt to become a professional player in his youth, but saw his progress hampered by a series of injuries, before he turned his attention to coaching and set up the Samba Street Soccer School in London in 2005, a centre that helps disadvantaged children.