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Tuesday, February 28

England manager

Martin O'Neill, Sam Allardyce, Steve McClaren, Guus Hiddink, Alan Curbishley and Stuart Pearce are reportedly the six names on the FA's short-list to replace Sven as England manager. Right who would you have? And who do you think will get it?


  • If I could appoint anyone it would be Graham Souness :-)

    I don't think O'Neill needs this hassle right now with his wife being very sick. i don't think he would want the Sun running stories on her health.

    Stuart Pearce as a candidate is a joke. There is more to international management than jumping around in your tracksuit.

    McClaren is a good coach but bad manager. He can't motivate Boro to play against anybody except the top teams.

    Sam? Interesting candidate. Don't think he is sexy enough to get the England job. Same goes for Curbs.

    I think Guus Hiddink is your man.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 1:56 PM  

  • I hang myself if Allardyce gets the job - he is a horrible man and he cant buy former world star drop outs to play for England.
    I would prefer Curbs of the list or O Neill who has not spoke a word to the media making me think he is interested. I see Hiddink as a bit of a mercenary but at least experienced.

    Of all i want O Neill. I think though that Curbishley will get it. Stuart Pearce.. no comment - utter cack.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 6:45 PM  

  • If Piltdown Sam gets the job, I'll have to support who ever is playing England until he's fired. He's the boiled down essence of mediocrity that somehow is referred to as success. I really think if he was Swiss, he'd be hounded out of the Prem faster than Gross was.

    All Allardyce has ever accomplished is modest success putting 10 men behind the ball and crashing in on set pieces cadged through fakery. And his bitchy moaning is completely contemptable.

    The English FA has been insulting before, like when I was a kid and they turned down Cloughie at the height of his powers. Appointing Allardyce would be turning back the clock beyond a point of decency.

    I'd be happy with O'Neill or Hiddink. Both have shown real ability with tactics, strategy, and their players. I agree that the timing might be wrong for O'Neill as I imagine he'd be very brittle if the papers started personal reporting. They've been respectful up to now but I don't think that they'd be able to contain themselves if he was appointed. Hiddink's strong enough to either ignore or win over the xenophobes who would prefer an English candidate.

    McClaren seems suspect on tactics, but good as a players manager. Curbs is too pedestrian in his thinking to elevate England to real success. Pearce is just too green to tell.

    By Blogger gooner71, at 1:31 PM  

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