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January 25, 2006

People who need to rot

Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor feels an Englishman should be given the job.
He told BBC Radio Five Live: "It should be a chance for an Englishman.
"It is a bad reflection on the game if this country – the strongest in the world for football – can't produce a quality coach and manager.
League Managers' Association chairman Howard Wilkinson echoed Taylor's view, adding: "My point of view, as chairman of the LMA, is we would hope that English contenders for the position have got more than a head start."

Oh dear. Setting aside the ridiculous claim that England is the "strongest in the world for football" (whatever the hell that means), there is no reason why the English national team should hamper itself by not employing the best manager available, who will almost certainly be foreign.

But wait, dark horses appear on the horizon!

WIGAN Athletic chairman Dave Whelan today called for the FA to sack Sven-Goran Eriksson and appoint Stuart Pearce and Paul Jewell as England's new management team.
Whelan has accused Eriksson of "gross misconduct" after the Swede became embroiled in the fake sheik newspaper sting.
Whelan said: "The FA have grounds in my view for sacking Eriksson.
"What he has done is gross misconduct and the man has to go.

Shut up you silly little man.

Former Scotland coach Craig Brown believes Motherwell manager Terry Butcher should succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as England's next boss.
The Football Association is searching for Eriksson's successor with the Swede set to stand down after the World Cup.
Brown told BBC Sport: "There's one name that hasn't been linked with the job and it should be and that's the former England captain Terry Butcher.

A man whose biggest managerial achievement is being competent at Motherwell?

Amazingly, someone still has a sense of perspective:

He [Pearce] was also fiercely critical of recent suggestions he could succeed Eriksson, claiming they were "ludicrous" and "embarrassing".

If it has to be an Englishman, then Curbishley please, otherwise Hiddink, Hitzfeld, in fact any half-decent foreign manager, but please, please not that fat fucking whining prick of a Bolton manager.

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