Never famed for their lusty allure, Manchester City and United bosses Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson are causing a stir after being caricatured in a sexy football manager’s calendar.
Manchester United chief Sir Alex is pictured recreating a steamy love scene between Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in Ghost – with, of all people, ex-Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish.
Italian City supremo Mancini meanwhile is presented naked on a balcony, with only his trademark blue and white scarf, which is – just – long enough to cover his modesty.
The brains behind the images – which mostly depict scenes from Hollywood films – is London-based artist James Husbands, whose work has been bought by famous names such as Ian Wright and Joe Calzaghe.
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The calendar also featured England boss Roy Hodgson – drawn scantily clad under a Christmas tree – and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who appears as a French maid dusting the Gunners’ empty trophy cabinet.
Mr Husbands produced an exhibition called ‘Sporting Greats’ last year which went on display in Canary Wharf’s Cabot Square.
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It featured United greats Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona, with the former celebrating his 39th birthday yesterday.
Mercurial Frenchman, Cantona, meanwhile was hailed last week on the 20th anniversary of him joining the club from Leeds in 1992.
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Pictures courtesy of jameshusbands.com