There is one major question this week in English football.
Who the hell will be England boss?
It's quite an easy question, but only if you have a favourite gaffer. Spurs fan? 'Arry. Liverpool fan? Gotta be Rafa Benitez. Glory hunter? Let's grab Jose whilst we can.
In reality, it's a very, very difficult decision for David Bernstein and the rest of the big guns at The FA. Having backed themselves into a corner in 2010, when they announced that the new manager would be English, a media frenzy has begun after contradicting reports and statements have been released stating that the manager will be 'the best candidate available', so may not be English. Which is great news.
It confused me at the time that The FA had decided that the new manager must be English - why pick the fourth or fifth best candidate purely based on their nationality? Thankfully, it seems they've relented.
However, based on the latest FIFA World Rankings, England were the only team in the top 10 without a manager from their own country. For a nation that invented the game, and made it what it is - topped off with having the biggest league in the world - it's a big surprise that they have failed to find a candidate born and bred within this great land.
The last English manager with a 60% win rate in his games was Glenn Hoddle, joining an elite group with Ron Greenwood and the late, great Sir Alf Ramsey. Steve McClaren was the last English manager at the helm, and before him was Kevin Keegan, back in 2000. It's a poor record over the last fifteen years or so that hasn't helped portray the English team in a great way.
If The FA do want an English candidate, with a good success rate in domestic football, then the stand-out candidate is indeed Harry Redknapp. However, a lack of international experience could be a hindrance to his application. Which could open the door to more candidates.
Roy Hodgson would be a great international manager, but his time at Liverpool and the hounding he got by the media for his spell in charge has most certainly damaged his reputation. Having managed Switzerland, the UAE and Finland, alongside spells at the very successful Malmo in Sweden, two spells at Inter Milan, a great tenure at Fulham, and now doing a good job with West Brom, he'd be a great man for the job. He also speaks five different languages, which could be crucial for international relations.
A candidate I'd love to see take the job is Alan Pardew. Many guffawed at the idea of him becoming Newcastle boss two years ago, but his man management skills, his drive and determination and his tactical awareness has turned round a club, and put them towards the top of the Premier League. An underrated boss if ever I saw one.
Abroad would be an option, but not one that will necessarily benefit the English national team. Those brought up on the English style of play tend to have a more successful spell in charge, whereas those coming in with different, unique ways to play the game, such as Capello and Eriksson, has caused friction in the past.
We can't discriminate against those who wish to apply for the job, so Bernstein will draw up a candidate shortlist in order to gain the best possible manager available.
What I would like to see is more equality through the coaching set-up. More black coaches and more prominence for women in the set-up. Without that, the game will never move forward. England themselves have a great opportunity here to be at the forefront of change in the Beautiful Game, and that chance shouldn't be wasted.
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