Who's the next England manager? Poor sod.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by scotthayes, Nov 22, 2007.

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Next England Manager

Poll closed Nov 29, 2007.
  1. Lippi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Mourinho

    24 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. O'Neill

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Hiddink

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. Capello

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Redknapp

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Don't care

    26 vote(s)
    46.4%
  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Good.

    Now we're not even in Euro 2008 at all.

    I'd love to know the total sum of salaries paid to the England players vs Croatia :rolleyes:
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Or even the England FA board. The whole organisation needs a clearout IMO.
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Quote of the morning however, 'Nationality will not be an issue in choosing the next England manager'

    Thank. God.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The question being: Is José's ego big enough to take up this poisoned chalice?

    Who would want this job?
     
  6. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    "McClaren, 46, who had a four-year deal, is expected to be paid more than £2m in compensation"

    Not bad for just over a year of travelling around the world watching footie. My heart bleeds for him :rolleyes:
     
  7. iBecks macrumors 6502

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    Me :D - if I fail they'll pay me off.

    Even with no football mangerial experience, I think I could have done better yesterday than McLaren
     
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Jose. Man, it would be perfect. Lippi?

    Edit: For the record, these names are being branded about already...

    Marchello (SP?) Lippi
    Jose Mourinho
    Martin O'Neill
    Fabio Capello - First one to come out and publicly say he wants the job. Man these folks don't waste time.

    So far thats a much better crop than the names that came up last time.
     
  9. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So that's why Lippi turned down Birmingham

    For me, it has to be Mourinho
     
  10. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Nah, thats because Birmingham are *****.

    Who voted for Harry Redknapp? Lol
     
  11. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :mad: :mad: :mad:

    God I hope the Birmingham board don't start thinking about McLaren
     
  12. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    I think a decent goalkeeper is probably priority number two. I voted for Mourinho, but does anyone know if this is likely in real life? Is he lined up to manage a club at the moment, and would he even consider it?

    New contender for quote of the morning (from the Times):

    Apparently O'Neill is the favourite. Please let it be a joke. Apparently Jurgen Klinsmann is being bandied around too, as well as— err, Shearer? It could work, I suppose.
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    We usually end up with the worst of the England rejects at the Wolves, but our Irish reject isn't doing too bad at the moment :)
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 601

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    At least the press conferences will be worth watching again. :D

    But I doubt if Mourinho would take such a gamble with his career — and didn't he say the only national team he'd be interested in would be Portugal?

    Mind you, depends on the cash I guess. :rolleyes: Always seems to change people's minds…
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    As for the goalkeeper, I do feel a touch sorry McLaren in that respect. He made the decision to drop Robinson like 'everyone' wanted, he made the choice 'everyone' wanted in Carson and it still slapped him right in the mug.
     
  16. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Carson had a bad 1st half, but as a future No.1 he has to be the best prospect, what really scares me is the chance Lescott could be a regular centre back.
     
  17. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    It was a stupid decision. I don't know why everyone rounded on David James, he's a solid keeper with great physical presence and pretty athletic, unlike Carson, who seemed to be allergic to the floor.

    How long do you think they're going to spend on it? I wouldn't be surprised if they rushed it through just to end the whole "the FA are useless" news cycle with a new manager's privacy to intrude...
     
  18. Addy1975 macrumors newbie

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    Sweet FA

    - what really gets me is....McClaren couldn't win anything with Sven in charge, so why on earth did they think he could take over and take England further...it was just never gonna happen IMO.

    I think McClaren was got in on the cheap as the FA are still paying Sven a huge sum of money after terminating his contract early...i'm sure it was something like £4 million for two more years...! Now the same for McClaren, although not as much...!

    I wonder, maybe someone from this forum may get the job as the FA probably don't have any money left after continuing to pay for their poor management issues....years later...!

    I'll do it for say 500k per year - first class travel, luxury hotels and front row seats...lol...:)
     
  19. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Well it is about time he went. I am sorry but he just wasn't cut out for the job, what had he ever achieved in management?

    Jose would have to be no 1. choice but he would want commitment from the FA aswell.

    As for Carson being a future number 1, maybe, but I think Ben Foster has what it takes.
     
  20. ttopp macrumors regular

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    poor manager

    bring back mclaren lol

    poor guy he was for the chop as soon as he got the job.. when do the players start to take the blame???

    you should go 4 berti vogts ha ha ha
     
  21. arkitect macrumors 601

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    He was certainly set up for failure… I think he remains a good assistant — but no leader.

    Yes, I know that's a bit like damning with faint praise. :D
     
  22. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #22
    who added the don't care option to the poll?

    if people don't care why bother posting/voting?
     
  23. 974agk macrumors newbie

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    Joke

    Joke circulating around Scotland just now! Surely nobody will be offended?



    What the difference between Lewis Hamilton & England football team ?





    Lewis Hamilton still has his Mclaren!
     
  24. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I did. Interesting to see how many people there are like me, that although disappointed we're out of Euro 2008, don't really care that much and figure the whole idea of English football is a lost cause.

    ...almost a 3rd of people that have voted so far ;)
     
  25. A.T.M macrumors newbie

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    Mourinho for manager!

    I would of resigned if I was Steve... what a wally.


    Too much politics and not enough football for me !
     

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