Monday, December 3, 2007

England's Next Manager is?

Martin Samuel of the Times of London is quickly becoming a must-read in my daily Web surfing. His take on the FA's search for an England manager is spot-on, as usual. I'll let Mr. Samuel tell it:
If [FA chief executive Brian] Barwick genuinely needed a third party to tell
him that José Mourinho and Fabio Capello are half-decent managers, he should
not be in the job. If he required an outsider to vouch for Martin O’Neill,
he has not been paying attention. Barwick acknowledges that the
process for selecting the last England head coach was wrong, but has failed to
appreciate that no single procedure will be right every time. The key is to
respond to events. As befits a football job, this is about tactics. Barwick’s are all over the place, like the bloke he appointed to succeed
Sven-Göran Eriksson.
For those of you not paying attention, it's been two weeks since England was eliminated from the Euro 2008, and more than a year since Steve McClaren started sucking as England manager.

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