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Who do you think should manage the England team once Sven has departed?

I never thought that we should have had a Swede to manage the team and I don't want to sound 'anti-Swedish' against him but I think that 'we' should have had an Englishman or at the very least, a British person, to oversee our team.

My favourite at the moment has to be Sam Allardyce - seems like a guy who doesn't mince his words and has the respect of his players and fellow managers.  I would dearly love 'Psycho' Stuart Pearce to have a go but agree that he's not been in management long enough to take over the reigns - now he's someone who had passion running through his body when he played for England.
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Sam Allardyce for me
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Sam or maybe alan Curbishly.  he has done well at Charlton but i suppose that Bolton are a better team than Charlton so it has to be Sam.
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yep Sam Allardyce  goodjob

i defintily think sven's time is up. when he came i wasn't to sure what to think.. didn't exactly turn out to be the greatest manager, but i suppose must be thankful for what he's managed to do!? Rolling Eyes
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We have got to the quarters of both the world cup and the euro 2004.  Better than World Cup 98 and Euro 2000.  I always thought he set his targets too high.  England were never going to win the World Cup.
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i dont think svens done too bad a job football wise although hes not exactly done amazingly.obv his personal life has taken far too much attention.when berti vogts was managing scotland it didnt work because he didnt seem to be able to get the best out of the players.now theres a scottish mnager the ploayers seem more like a team, seem to understand whats assked of them and have a bit of good scottish toughness abouyt them again.personally i think sam should get it
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Yeah i think it will be sam alidyce but i hope i'ts stuart pearce because i think he has a better personallity.
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realistically tho pearce has almost no management experience and is just starting off at man city.maybe well see him in a few years time
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Steve Mclaren has got a good chance. but as he is the manager of the team i support i am not sure i want him to go! however the way Boro has been playing latley maybe it wouldn't be a bad i dea after all Crying or Very sad
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Can you believe the FA have offered the post to Scolari!  ranting  Don't they listen or what?  Have they not learnt the lessons of the past?  We want a Brit at the helm at the very least!  An Englishman would be better but not a Brazilian - no matter how good he was/is!  ranting ranting ranting

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/4949118.stm
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I'm a bit mixed on this. Of course I wanted an English manager, but then again who? If they gave it to an Englishman it was always going to be McLaren, and then it would just have been more of the same as we had with Sven. Only changes would be a few poxy Middlesbrough players getting a few caps, like Downing coming in to play on the left and maybe even a comeback into the squad for Southgate or Ehiogu etc. If it was McLaren, we would have seen probably our best squad ever never realise their potential or win anything.
Had it been Allardyce, the only person who would have benefitted would have been Peter Crouch, and games would just become unwatchable. Curbishley I thought could have done a decent job, but it doesn't look like he was ever seriously considered. I actually really like Stuart Pearce, I think he would be a great choice, but perhaps in a few years. Maybe the next manager, this vacancy had come too soon for him.
As for Scolari, well he hasn't accepted the job yet. But he has knocked us out of the last 2 international tournaments and he knows a bit about winning on the big stage, gotta be better than Sven. But the premier league is all full of foreigners, and the national team coaches are foreign, surely its only a matter of time until the players in the national team are foreign.
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Does it really matter all that much?  Sven was supposed to be the greatest football manager at the time he was appointed.  Looks like the "tools" weren't good enough for the workman.
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Never wanted Sven in the first place and you brought up another good point - no we don't have a great English team because there are so many foreign players in the league and home grown talent can't flourish!  England will never have a great team again because of it (yes, I hope I have to eat my words and they win the World Cup!).

How's Scolari's English by the way?
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My point is we do have a great English team. We have a number of the best players in the world, and it is probably the best squad of players we have ever had, bar Alf Ramsey's team. Problem is, with poxy managers like Sven and Mclaren using ridiculous tactics, it will never get the success it deserves. Scolari knows what it takes to win a world cup and succeed in international tournaments so he could be good in that respect.
Players like Rooney and Gerrard for example, our best 2 players and 2 guys right up there amongst the top in the world in their roles deserve to be going further than the odd quarter final here, 2nd round there. Under a proper manager, they may well get that chance. Under Mclaren or Allardyce, they wouldn't. Simple as that.

As for Scolari's English. I saw him interviewed on the news yesterday, he speaks the language, barely. Its pretty average.

But I really should be studying right now, I'll continue this discussion later.
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We shall have to agree to disagree there Alex.  We have some great players but I don't think that we have a great team!  I can't remember when I thought the English team played brilliantly - maybe when they drew 2-2 with Greece to qualify for the World Cup in 2002.

As for his English - how on earth is he going to get his point across if he can't speak the lingo!  Interpreter - great!

Yes, Alex you get back to the studying and I'll get back to the ironing!  hug
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