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Good news! 'Mike Bassett: England Manager' is getting a sequel

Ricky Tomlinson has signed on again to star in a new instalment of the cult film.

Source: Mike Bassett: Interim Manager/YouTube

SPORTS MOVIE AFICIONADOS will be pleased to hear that cult film Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001) is set for a sequel.

The much-loved football satire, which focuses on Mike Bassett, a hopelessly inept manager tasked with coaching the English football team, will once again star Ricky Tomlinson (of The Royle Family fame) in the lead role.

Titled Mike Bassett: Interim Manager, the project will begin filming next year, with Tomlinson telling the Daily Star:

“I think I could have a laugh with Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard because they’re local lads and we’ve got a lot in common.

“Even maybe Jamie Carragher because he’s just retired and he’s a football pundit now, isn’t he? I think you’ll see a lot of cameos.”

The filmmakers are using Kickstarter to fund the project, with the movie receiving no film studio funding.

Here’s a reminder of some of the highlights of the first film…

Source: The Film Archives/YouTube

h/t Bleacher Report

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