The overwhelming consensus among football fans is the BBC's Match of the Day, with its old boys club back-slapping and severe lack of insight, is in major need of an overhaul. Well chances of that happening have been extinguished by the imminent arrival of Harry Redknapp on the MOTD sofa.

A darling of Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson now and before he was overlooked for the England job, the sacked Tottenham Hotspur boss will turn the camaraderie up to 11 like Nigel Tufnel giving Spinal Tap that "extra push over the cliff". Coincidentally, the quintet could push supporters over the cliff.

Redknapp was expected to be a mainstay of MOTD's Euro 2012 coverage until Daniel Levy called with some bad news during the summer tournament, as his departure from Spurs was announced.

Joining Redknapp will be Mick McCarthy, another sacked Premier League manager this year, who has also worked for the BBC at World Cups and European Championships.

And, the BBC boast, "Colin Murray will continue to bring his irreverent style to proceedings". Make of that what you will.