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Odds On For New England Boss

Odds On For New England Boss

Now if I have a job to do, I try and do it to the best of my potential. If I don't achieve what I set out to do I'd hold my hands up, say 'I wasn't good enough', and let someone else have a go. That's not giving up or walking away from the issue, that's admitting you're not up to the job.

What I wouldn't do is say to the press, 'It was my responsibility to get us [England] qualified but we haven't. We have let the fans down.' and then refuse to resign because I'm waiting for the pay-off - and this is an Englishman! It's a disgrace, as was the performance and tactics last night. So he gets sacked and El Tel goes with him.

It should be the easiest job in the world. 'Have a million pounds a year and organise and motivate a bunch of talented footballers to win games FOR THEIR COUNTRY.' You'd expect them to be queuing round the block at Soho Square. Does the passion and patriotism of being English make a good manager or should look for a foreign manager again as clearly they seem to be doing a better job of qualifying?

William Hill were forced to slash their odds for Jose Mourinho to become the next permanent England manager after an overnight gamble.

PR man Graham Sharpe said, 'Jose was the only man anyone wanted to back after the match, and overnight and into Thursday over 80% of the bets we've taken have been for the former Chelsea boss'.

Hills have Mourinho at 4/1 to get the job - having quoted him at 10/1 when he left Chelsea and 11/2 prior to the England-Croatia match.

Interest for Martin O'Neill has been very strong this morning though as he's now favourite at 11/4 having been 5/1 earlier. Hill's also offer 7/1 Phil Scolari; 10/1 Guus Hiddink; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Harry Redknapp; 12/1 Alan Shearer; 16/1 Stuart Pearce; 16/1 Allardyce; 16/1 Klinsmann; 20/1 Steve Coppell 20/1 Lippi; 20/1 Curbishley; 25/1 Wenger; 33/1 Jewell; 40/1 Steve Bruce.

*Odds are available at our betting partners www.williamhill.co.uk Simply click the link and go to England Managers Specials

With facts, rumours and opinion merging into one on occasions like this it's hard to know who to back? What do you think? Should England be managed by an Englishman or just the best man for the job? And who is the best man for the job!?

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday November 22 2007
Time: 12:02PM

Comments

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give it to 'the special one'...
pompeyrug
22/11/2007 12:15:00
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The special one has my vote, atleast his interviews will be worth waiting for....... I also think that potentially the Fraud Squad should be called as Mclaren surely has taken a lot of money under false pretences!
Sachas_Brother
22/11/2007 12:30:00
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Give it to Slaven Bilic.
The Rabbi
22/11/2007 12:31:00
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bilic was loving every minute of the game wasnt he! thats what you want to see, passion, commitment and enjoyment too...
pompeyrug
22/11/2007 12:36:00
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However has it next should have a clause built into the contract. You're out if we fail to qualify. Qualify & renew. Give it the best there is. Spineless can be the next scum manager once GB bails out.
storagematt
22/11/2007 12:55:00
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I think the 'special one' - whoever gets it shouldn't get a 4 year contract though. Just till the end of the world cup and then renew it.
tracyc
22/11/2007 13:35:00
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First, I just want everyone to know how bloody happy I am that hes gone!!!!! I'm hard pushed to think of a worse manager, even though the players absolutley sucked last night too!!!..Im with most of u boys, Jose would b bang on!!!!!......on a better note, crunchy looked good last night.......carson who?????
CharlieChimes
22/11/2007 13:56:00
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Many of you may club me for saying this, but if Mourinho doesn't get it (which given the culture of the FA, I doubt he will), I'd give it to either Klinsmann or Berti Vogts. Yeah, I know Vogts doesn't appear to have done much with Scotland, but he's a terrific developmental manager and this team needs to be rebuilt, like an engine, from top to bottom.
Toronto4Pompey
22/11/2007 14:37:00
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If berti Vogts gets the england job then i coming to live in Toronto!
The Rabbi
22/11/2007 14:43:00
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i think i had most certainly get my passport renewed - and before the uefa cup campaign next season - as if vogts became the new england manager i would also be going with you to toronto...
pompeyrug
22/11/2007 15:31:00
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