Cheeky chaps! Fergie, Mancini and Wenger (plus Fabio and Sven) pictured as you've never wanted to see them before…
13:37 GMT, 30 November 2012
You won't see these cheeky chaps on Match of the Day… The world's top football managers drawn in 'sexy' poses – many inspired by Hollywood films – for a new calendar.
And it's proved so successful that the website selling the calendar has had to re-stock, so
popular has the saucy picture collection been.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas can be pleased with his
depiction. Bare-chested and riding a white horse along the beach, the Portuguese looks every inch the Old Spice hunk.
Others do not fare quite so well. New QPR boss Harry Redknapp is pictured riding a bucking bronco clad only
in a tight pair of black leather riding chaps. He fails to quite capture the sexiness
of Kylie Minogue in the original Agent Provocateur advert.
White Horse Lane: Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is riding up the Premier League with his in-form team
VIDEO: The Old Spice advert, which inspired the Villas-Boas image above…
Meanwhile ex-England manager Fabio Capello can be seen
rolling seedily on a bed covered in money bills, in an image reminiscent of
Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal.
Sven Goran-Eriksson doesn’t quite manage to reproduce the
image that had female bond fans drooling over Daniel Craig. Strolling out of
the surf wearing only a pair of light blue ‘budgie-smugglers,’ the Swede
appears happy but ever-so-slightly pot-bellied as he saunters onto the beach.
Roberto Mancini strikes an authoritative pose in his own
picture, which was inspired by Jim Morrison. Lit from behind by the moon, his
Manchester City scarf hangs gracefully between the Italian’s legs as he holds
open the doors to his balcony.
The usually affable Martin Jol looks less than friendly in
his own depiction, but is set to play the hero, clutching a life-board and
peering out from his post in search of swimmers to save.
Ghosting into the box: Kenny Dalglish and Sir Alex Ferguson recreate the famous Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze scene from the film Ghost, as drawn by James Husbands for a new calendar
Film stars: Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze (left) have got nothing on King Kenny and Fergie (above)
Maid in France: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as drawn by Husbands, dusting the Gunners' empty trophy cabinets
Yee-haw: Roberto Mancini wears his trademark scarf to just the right length (left) – Jim Morrison, anyone – and new Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp (right) recreating Kylie's Agent Provocateur advert… and no we can't show it here because it was banned!
SO, WHO IS MR JANUARY
January – Arsene Wenger
February – Harry Redknapp
March – Roberto Mancini
April – Pep Guardiola/Jose Mourinho
May – Fabio Capello
June – Sven Goran Eriksson
July – Andre Villas-Boas
August – Martin Jol
September – Rafa Benitez
October – Ian Holloway
November – Alex Ferguson/Kenny Daglish
December – Roy Hodgson
Chelsea man Rafa Benitez channels Antonio Banderas’ flair as
he passionately flamenco dances, while Ian Holloway strikes a classic Marie
Antoinette pose, complete with fan and stockings.
Alex Ferguson shares an intimate spot with Kenny Daglish as
they mould clay together, replicating the romantic moments of Patrick Swayze
and Demi Moore in Ghost. Also cosying up is Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as
they hold each other in a tender embrace on Brokeback Mountain.
Arsene Wenger is in pictured in a lonelier position,
forlornly looking for some trophies to polish whilst dressed in his French maid
outfit, but finding none.
Roy Hodgson brings the year to a close with a festive image.
With only a flickering candle and some strategically placed baubles hiding his
modesty, the England manager looks strained as he puckers up for a Christmas
kiss under the mistletoe.
James Husbands is the cheeky creator. The London-based
artist is a full-time illustrator and storyboard maker, and has worked with a
number of broadcasters, including the BBC and E4. Sports stars such as Joe
Calzaghe and Ian Wright are listed as owners of his work.
Spanish waiter Newly installed interim Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez lives up to national stereotype, pictured here as a flamenco dancer. Ole, Rafa…
Craven Cottage, by the…. seaside: Martin Jol (left) as a Baywatch lifeguard, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola recreate the Broke Back Mountain scene
Art imitating life (sort of): Baywatch star David Hasselhoff (left), the inspiration for Jol (above) and the Broke Back Boys (right), who were recreated by our Spanish friends
He has shown a particular interest in sporting heroes. His
exhibition ‘Sporting Greats,’ featuring Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona among
others, was on display in Canary Wharf’s Cabot square last year.
The managers may be unhappy to hear that the artist does not
consider himself a caricaturist. Instead he tries to ‘catch the essence of the
‘I usually draw them from photographs,’ Husbands told The
Wharf last year. ‘Because people don't usually get up close to these sports
stars it was important to ensure they are recognisable, so they have to be good
Want one for your bedroom wall The calendar costs 10 and is available at www.jameshusbands.com
Show him the money: Former England boss Fabio Capello enjoys a lie-in with a case full of cash
Spot the difference: Daniel Craig as James Bond emerges from the surf (left), smiling ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson as Daniel Craig (right)
Palace fan club: Ian Holloway posing in the Blackpool dressing room, presumably before he made the move to Selhurst Park
Ollie, Ollie, Ollie: Holloway's pose was inspired by the 2006 film Marie Antoinette (above)
Christmas cracker: Husbands signs off the calendar with a bit of festive cheer for football fans with England manager Roy Hodgson… Ding dong merrily on high
Year full of fun: The front cover of Husbands' calendar