joey_big_nose Posted November 22, 2007 Share Posted November 22, 2007 Its debatable whether this deserves a new thread but I think as it is very much a concern for Rovers fans it probably deserves to be seperated from the vitriol attached to McClaren. The list of candidates for the England job is very short. Shorter even than when Eriksson left. Effectively I think England are left with a straight choice between O'Neill, Redknapp and Mourinho. Allerdyce and Curbishley are both good managers but have failed to make real strides with the resources available at Newcastle and West Ham. Shearer is devoid of experience. Wenger won't go for it. Ferguson won't. Hiddink and Scolari are taken. Lippi and Capello just don't seem like the sort the FA will fancy. I think its highly likely Redknapp will be discounted due to his dodgy outspoken nature and mediocre career record. Mourinho's aggression on the other hand can be balanced against an outstanding record and ability to get the best out of under performers. O'Neill will be approached but could not fancy it as he is getting into the swing of things at Villa and might not want to work for people who have already rejected him once. So, for me, the obvious candidate outside that lot is Hughes. International experience, commands respect, gets the best out of average and talented players alike, handles the media very well. Obviously I am biased a bit as he is our manager but really we are in a positon where anyone who gives it a modicum of thought will realise he is in the same sort of ability bracket as O'Neill, and got better qualities than Redknapp. If Mourinho doesn't want it then I think Hughes, if interested, will at least get an interview... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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