Yep, FK QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤ really is the next stage in former Arsenal and England defender Tony AdamsÃ¢ÂÂ managerial career.Tony has been charged with leading Azeri football into a new era.
Quite where heÃ¢ÂÂs going to be leading the latest Ã¢ÂÂsuper clubeÃ¢ÂÂ from the FSU is another matter, mind.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs an interesting story, and one that warrants an extra dosage of Never Mind the Bolsheviks this week.
Owned by a wealthy oligarch, located in a footballing backwater, a new stadium in the offing and financed by revenue from the countryÃ¢ÂÂs natural resources; the similarities with Luiz Felipe ScolariÃ¢ÂÂs Bunyodkor in Uzbekistan are unavoidable.
Sadly for the Gunners great, thatÃ¢ÂÂs where the comparisons end, and his purported ÃÂ£1m wage package doesnÃ¢ÂÂt quite match up with PhilÃ¢ÂÂs, which is rumoured to be anything up to ÃÂ£12m, depending on your choice of literature.
Although when your managerial track record reads 12 wins in 53 games and relegation to League Two with Wycombe Wanderers, coupled with some youth work in Holland and a brief tenure at Portsmouth, you can't quite command the same fee as a World Cup winner just yet.
Right, so who are QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤ (or Gabala, as you may see written)?
Well, like Bunyodkor, they're a relatively new outfit, having originally been founded in they western city of Goygol in 1995, before finding their reincarnation in QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤ (a town in the north with a population of about 100,000) five years ago.
The club finished fifth in the 12-team Premyer LiqasÃÂ± this season before its split into its championship and relegation pools. Since then QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤ have slipped to sixth - seven points adrift of Khazar Lankaran in first place heading into the final round of matches - meaning European football remains a pipedream for now.
Oil money also lured Berti Vogts to Azerbaijan as the manager of the national team, although after the hash he made of the Scotland and Nigeria jobs, the offers probably werenÃ¢ÂÂt pouring in for the German.
Spain were also brought in for a glamour friendly last year, where Vogts demonstrated to the Tartan Army exactly what they were missing by limiting the visitors to scoring just six times in Baku.
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Getting a ticket hasnÃ¢ÂÂt been too much of a problem for QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤Ã¢ÂÂs fans this season at their 2000-capacity home, but work is underway on a 15,000 all-seater stadium, due for completion next year when presumably the gloryhunters will arrive in their droves.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs rumoured to be costing around ÃÂ£50m, which will also include a revamped training ground.
The ball for the ambitious project got rolling last year, when another Englishman, Alastair Saverimutto, was appointed as QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤Ã¢ÂÂs chief operations officer.
His arrival will doubtless bring experience behind the scenes (heÃ¢ÂÂs held similar positions at Everton and Bournemouth), and Saverimutto will also assuage the expectations of the clubÃ¢ÂÂs owner Tale Heydarov. There's a propensity in the FSU when money is poured into a project that success should be instantaneous.
Arno Pijpers, the former boss of Kazakhstan got the boot because he informed his chimerical superiors that World Cup qualification from a group containing England, Ukraine, Croatia, and Belarus (and Andorra) was unfeasible.
QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤ have demonstrated the project is looking towards the long term (if such a thing exists in football anymore), and prior to Mr Arsenal joining them the club brought in Yavasha Ali, the head youth coach of Galatasaray and his team, who will oversee the development of the next generation of Azeri footballers.
In the now, the phrase Ã¢ÂÂunlimited fundsÃ¢ÂÂ uttered by Saverimutto probably doesnÃ¢ÂÂt mean a squad of Galacticos will be assembled, and what TonyÃ¢ÂÂs actual budget will be we simply donÃ¢ÂÂt know as itÃ¢ÂÂs all very hush-hush at the moment.
HeÃ¢ÂÂs been running the rule over the multinational crop of players currently at QÃÂ¤bÃÂ¤lÃÂ¤, but already the Azeri media is reporting that two players Ã¢ÂÂ one each from England and Scotland Ã¢ÂÂ will be joining TonyÃ¢ÂÂs revolution. No names yet, mind.
You do wonder about his appointment though (record aside).
NMTB has never met Tony (nor his assistant Gary Stevens), but assumes he can't speak Azeri, so a close relationship with an interpreter will need to be forged.
And by his own admission, Tony is not a Ã¢ÂÂpeopleÃ¢ÂÂs personÃ¢ÂÂ.
Ã¢ÂÂI donÃ¢ÂÂt actually like people. IÃ¢ÂÂm a loner and if I had my way IÃ¢ÂÂd just walk my dogs every day, never talk to anyone and then die,Ã¢ÂÂ he said following his dismissal at Portsmouth.
Tony is going to need time to get to grips with Azeri football. At least coming in now heÃ¢ÂÂs got time to assess the squad and get accustomed to what the hell he has left himself in for before the new season starts, but you can't help but feel heÃ¢ÂÂs a risky choice.
A safer bet wouldÃ¢ÂÂve been QarabaÃÂ AgdamÃ¢ÂÂs manager Gurban Gurbanov, AzerbaijanÃ¢ÂÂs most venerated footballer, who knows his way around the Eastern European game.