Paul Merson Just Said Something Stupid About Thierry Henry

Hand that man a map

It's not been a great couple of days for Paul Merson, bless him.

On Saturday morning, the former Arsenal midfielder-turned-Sky Sports pundit predicted that Everton, Bournemouth and Stoke could challenge for the F.A Cup, mere hours before they were all knocked out by lower league teams.

It happens. But whereas most pundits would then opt for damage limitation over the rest of their weekend/careers, our man Merson can always be counted on to double-down.

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Yesterday, when discussing the appointment of Marco Silva as Hull city manager on TalkSport, Merson let rip about the Portuguese boss' credentials.

"He's won the league at Olympiakos? I could've won the league at Olympiakos!" he says, before questioning why British managers weren't being given an opportunity for the job.

"I'm not having it! You can give me stick on that. There's enough British managers out there, come on...off the top of my head, why not Thierry Henry? He's done his badges, he's a legend in the game, he's ripped up the Premier League. If he walked into Hull City he'd give them a lift."

That's right: Paul Merson called Thierry Henry - the Frenchest man alive, remember - a British manager.

Hand this man a map or a P45, either will do.