Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
Glen Hoddle was interviewed on Radio 5 a week or so ago, and he was desperate to stress that whoever was put in charge, they should have an understudy who was ENGLISH, someone who would learn on the job, be trained up as a possible future replacement, and most importantly, was ENGLISH. I failed to see just how the interviewer missed pointing out that tha ...[text shortened]... the 70's/80's? You pick a proven winner to take the job, not someone who has been 'groomed'!
Exactly... like I said... he can't be any worse than what we've had!
The England Managers job is one of the hardest in the world, not only must he have a proven track record (Greenwood/Robson/Taylor/Hoddle/Keegan/McClaren had won bugger all as Managers before they became England Manager), but he has to deal with the mountain of press coverage competently, without coming over as a complete idiot.
We should remember that anyone who takes the job is never going to please all of the people all of the time (and in recent years, none of the people any of the time!)
It needs a strong character... that's why Brian Clough would've been the best man for the job, god bless him...
I can't see what's wrong with Terry Venables personally, or Big Ron for that matter... I always liked Big Ron, he had character!