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He has the right surname, the right suntan and, according to his new employers, the right credentials to become the new manager of Walsall. Richard Money, once of Liverpool, has left the good life of Australia to inhabit the land of the scorpions.
Only he knows why.
Walsall's demise over the past three years, from the higher regions of the Football League to one level above non-League, means that the club can no longer take risks, and they have adapted accordingly.
In Money, they have found a stable, cosmopolitan figure, who decided that a strenuous job in industrial England is better than an uncomplicated position in the fantasy of the southern hemisphere.
He signed a two-year contract at Bescot Stadium yesterday, said all the right things, and began reviving the fortunes of a club that is threatening to disappear off the map.
Having endured a wretched season, during which Paul Merson and Kevan Broadhurst were dismissed as managers within three months of each other, Walsall need to make progress or risk becoming a footnote in history.
"I could have stayed with Newcastle Jets in Australia or moved to a top job in New Zealand," Money said. "However, when the chance of the Walsall job became available, and the opportunity to return to British football, it was a very easy decision to make. I had no doubts."
And neither, it seems, did Walsall.
"His appointment has the unanimous approval of the directors," said Jeff Bonser, the Walsall chairman.
"He is an outstanding candidate. We're focused on regaining our League One status at the first attempt and believe Richard is the right man for that objective."
Money, now 50, won a European Cup winners' medal as an unused substitute in 1978 for Liverpool and he has quietly taken time to learn the game at all levels, in all continents. He spent two years in Sweden, a year in Australia, but missed the unique adrenalin that only life in the lower regions of English football provides.
"My task here is very straightforward," Money said. "To get this club back into League One - and to do it next season. There can be no guarantees, but let me just say that if I did not believe I could accomplish this task, I would not be coming here.
"From now, I will be demanding that everyone at Walsall will focus on one objective for 2006-07 and that is promotion. The hard work starts now."
Bonser confirmed that, yes, Money will be given the appropriate funds to turn the squad into one capable of winning the League Two championship. But while Money says that every member of the squad has a chance to prove himself, it is likely that a revolution will begin this summer.
As a player, Money made 450 League appearances with the likes of Liverpool, Luton Town, Scunthorpe United, Fulham and Portsmouth.
He was once the youth-team coach with Aston Villa and the manager of Scunthorpe United, and has also been involved with Coventry City.
Although Money officially takes immediate charge of first-team affairs, Mark Kinsella, the caretaker-manager, remains in control for the final match of the season against visitors Barnsley this weekend.
Money will watch from the stands. He will wonder about the extent of the work required over the next two years. In mid-winter, he might even wonder if he made the right decision.
For now, however, the sunshine is casting Bescot Stadium in a good light and Money has no need to pine for the Australian climate. Yet.