England job - the odds
Roll up, roll up. Lets all gather to watch the FA cock this up. "The recruitment process for the new coach begins now and we will do everything to get the right man for the job,"
It has been called the proudest job and the worst job in football. All of us think we could do better, but none of us fancy a scumbag Sun
reporter in our back garden. So with 2nd choice Steve gone and probably on his way back to Middlesbrough (sorry Gareth, that's the way it goes). I thought I would look at the odds and help the FA out with the interview process, because on past experience they need it.9-2 Martin O’Neill Does he really want it? Probably has a job for a very long time at Villa and remember The FA said he intereviewed badly last time by not saying "yes" enough.
9-2 Jose Mourinho Come on the Special One would be great wouldn't he? Imagine some of the post match interviews? He has made it clear that he wants to be a club manager though and he might have to wait until they change the rules allowing managers to buy players from other countries.
7-1 Fabio Capello My tip. Out of work, a lifetimes experience with a daunting media in Italy and Spain. I would be happy with Fab.
12-1 Luis Felipe Scolari Despite ongoing problems with the Portugese FA, he wasn't too keen on The News of the World hiding behind his barbeque last was he. Probably laugh if Barwick called him again, I would.
14-1 Sam Allardyce He was very outspoken about the FA's selection process last time. Think he thinks he can be at Newcastle for a while and bring those bare-chested fans success. Hahaha....
14-1 Guus Hiddink Why would he give up the luxury of being King of Russia?
14-1 Alan Shearer Don't make me fookin' laugh. That is a joke, right?
16-1 Jurgen Klinsmann A German? Why can't we have an Englishman? Oh.
20-1 Marcello Lippi Not working since resigning as Italian boss after world cup victory. Can't see him being interested, only ever worked in Italy.
22-1 Stuart Pearce Interesting one. I think he has earnt a lot more patience with the fans and media.
25-1 Harry Redknapp Undoubtably has been a great club manager but England? Really? Can Jamie be assistant? Oh and his nephew captain?
25-1 Arsene Wenger My first choice along with 50 odd million others, except perhaps some blinkered Spurs fans. Only problem is, is that he would be forced to pick Englishmen. Damn.
28-1 Alan Curbishley I wonder if he would have done better than McClaren? We will never know. I was once a exponent of his but I don't like him anymore (smiley thing).
33-1 Steve Coppell Fair choice. Good age for it, maybe his Reading job is coming to a natural end?
1,000-1 Prince William Why not? Probably understands the game better than his new found bud Brian Barwick!
What do you think?