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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

0
can only be jose!!!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
22/11/2007 12:33:00
0
Mr Pearce!!
whites11
22/11/2007 12:46:00
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Jose Mourinho, real man motivator and good tactician, look at the success he had with Porto, winning the champions league with them is no mean feat.
Placebo
22/11/2007 13:59:00
0
Can see another approach for Laws on the horizon
duds
22/11/2007 15:05:00
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Ince wants Glenn Hoddle back. Good grief. Capello for me.
Auckland Owl
22/11/2007 18:06:00
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Everyone would agree Mourinho would be fantastic for the job, which is why I don't think he'll get it. My money's on O'Neill...
NicNac
22/11/2007 18:14:00
0
get them blody 2 sheffield muppets and rest of them dinosaurs off the fa board. we need younger blood there 1st. then we need a cap on foreign imports . then the manager may have something to work with. my choice at the moment would be mr mouriniho
mick66owl
22/11/2007 22:04:00
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For me it's got to between Pearce, O'Neill and Mourinho. I've had a bet on Jose @ 6/1 which is a cracking price, would like to see Pearce with his own staff with him but my choice would be for Martin O'Neill. He was my choice before thay picked McClaren, the muppets!!
will it ever happen
22/11/2007 22:50:00
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Got to agree Mick, we need to get rid of Brian Barwick and the other muppets. Someone with a bit of passion Allan Shearer in a role similar to that of Rob Andrews Would do for starters. I'd give it to Warnock, then when he ****ed up the whole country would hate him as well.
duds
23/11/2007
0
Pearce is too inexperienced IMO, needs someone who has won things, dealt with the pressure of success, the pressure of taking the "star" players and getting them to play etc. etc. that can only be Mourinho, I like O'Neill, I think he's a good manager and great motivator but I don't think he's right for this job.
Placebo
23/11/2007 02:03:00
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