Its a little known fact, both in the movie world and the footballing world that during Manuel Pellegrinis career, he was asked to star in a movie by his good friend at the time – Jim Henson. Of course, never one to let a friend down, Pellegrini agreed – little realising that he’d be playing the part of the old batty keeper of secrets – Aughra.
Once he’d got round the fact that he’d be wearing his “weekend” clothes in front of a camera for all to see, he went on to star in one of the best and well loved childrens movies of all time – The Dark Crystal.
It was even believed that Pellegrini sometimes used quotes from the movie when speaking to the press or during his team talks. This rumour was proven true when he was heard saying in front of Sky Sports cameras:
“End, begin, all the same. Big change. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad”, when asked about his new signings in the January transfer window and
“Ya look like Gelfling, SMELL like Gelfling, maybe y’ARE Gelfling” when Geoff Shreeves approached him.
Keep your ears out and let me know in the comments if you hear him say any more lines from Dark Crystal.
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