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One, two, three O&#39Learys

Staff at tech outsourcing operation Marlborough Stirling were expecting a tall Irishman when they heard that a West Midlands football manager called O&#39Leary was taking over as chief executive.

Staff were bracing themselves for a tell-all autobiography and wise words on playing 4-4-2 until it was revealed that his first name was Michael and not David.

Staff then figured it must be the head of Ryanair, having jumped ship from the turbulent world of airlines for the relative calm of financial services.

But it turns out that O&#39Leary is a former Misys network boss who has spent the last two years on sabbatical helping out West Bromwich Albion FC on their journeys in and out of the Premiership as an unpaid managing director.

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