He was manager of Kettering Town for 39 days back in 2005. That didn't help.
I think Jimmy Greaves is right in that he says in that piece that Gazza just doesn't have the sheer 'bloody mindedness' to get out of this mess.
It would need to be a bigger role than that somewhere bigger at a club like Man Utd. Somewhere he would have his own little role as part of a bigger setup. Being manager of a club is just all wrong for him. I know what Jimmy is getting at but I don't think that means he should be given up on as a lost cause. Someone, somewhere, surely could offer him a role of importance that involves football as many days a week as possible.