IT would be a dream for some and a nightmare for others, but Co-operative Group employee Alison Dunn took it all in her stride.
Alison recently became England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson for the day as part of a BBC Three current affairs series. The aim of the series is to allow people to experience what it would be like to do some of the most stressful jobs in Britain ? in a previous programme one person spent the day being Prime Minister.
Alison, a Category Marketing Manager for grocery edibles, was thrown into several scenarios that Sven would face on a daily basis. Her gruelling schedule included attending a pre-match press conference at Heathrow Airport, a radio phone-in and coaching a football team. Alison also went to Leeds United's ground, Elland Road, to be quizzed by local schoolchildren about being England football manager.
After Alison finished being Sven for a day, the BBC crew visited the Co-operative Group headquarters in Manchester to film just what her own daily job entails.
Alison (29) said: "I've never done television work before so at first I found it very daunting. But stepping into Sven's shoes was an absolutely fantastic experience and it is one that you cannot buy.
"It was a great confidence booster and it was interesting to see just how difficult Sven's job is. I found the schedule very time-consuming and demanding and I can't imagine doing it in on a daily basis but I'm glad I was given the opportunity."
The programme is due to be broadcast on 3rd December.
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