First it was John Reid leaving the Commons and being appointed Chairman of Celtic.
Now Sunderland FC want David Miliband to be a non Executive Director. Nice little earner. click here
Is this the new route for out of work ministers? Will Gordon Brown soon head for Hibs or Hearts? Let's take it further, Tony Blair to be roving Ambassador for FIFA? £2m a year should cover it. Unless he prefers Newcastle United of course, he always reckoned himself to be a keen supporter.
Steve Bruce, Sunderland FC manager, says of Miliband, 'He's high-profile and a very articulate and intelligent man, and I'm sure he will add something else to what we are trying to achieve.'
Add something else? What on earth can that be? It can't be money, Mr M has never had a job outside of politics.
As for 'articulate and intelligent', no argument there, but do those two words actually connect to anything in the Football world?
I mentioned elsewhere Jimmy Greaves once said, 'It's a funny old game'. It's getting funnier.