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I want Mourinho...I feel so spurned.
mourinho would have made english football amazing, from grassroots to the national side, whereas i think cappello will just reinvigorate the national side.
i want mourinho's masterplan
Roy Hodgson's masterplan
I feel Cappello would do a great job for England, he has a great track record and doesn't stand for any crap. Fair enough he seems like a bit of an arse but perhaps thats whats needed.
it's a big pile of poppycock formulated so he can go and get £10 million a year at real madrid or something.
anyone who thinks he actually wanted the job in the first place is either so deluded they think richie from the manics is still alive, or so off their face they make amy winehouse look like a monk
I think he's a brilliant manager but I also think England supporters will (as with Eriksson) get impatient with the negative tactics and then start whining about the absence of "passion" (whatever that means)
losing "valiantly" with an absence of skill but with lots of swearing at the referee for no reason from England's Brave John Terry. if that's english passion, then i'm applying for an icelandic passport
I don't know why people have this obsession with 'passion'. It shouldn't be an issue. Players shouldn't need motivating to represent their country. What England needs is a coach with a bit of tactical accumen. Who better than Capello? Winning the title with 4 different clubs in 2 countries is a hell of an achievement. I don't care what his methods are, hopefully the ends will justify the means.
then I don't think anybody would've complained had Cappello been given the job. In terms of available and interested managers, you're really not going to get anybody better
he was just kidding us on to get a better job, and the semi-illiterate no-marks' working for the scum and the other tabloids went for it because it sold papers and kept them in ample supply of cheap gin
the only issue with Capello is the general ignorance of 75% of England supporters, who are basically myopic when it comes to football played outside of England. I can see people swiftly getting on his back over his "negative" (read: defensively solid, tactically astute) approach. I also think the other criticism which will no doubt be levelled at him - i.e. "no experience of the English game" - is probably one of his major strong points; frankly, we need a manager who lacks pre-conceived ideas about which players to pick and to privilege and given that "the English game" is essentially long balls and runnning around the pitch like a mong, I don't think Capello's losing much if he's "unfamiliar."
Personally, I'd be incredibly excited about his appointment, if only to see him haul off that petulant little shit Gerrard for tactical indiscipline.
He's intelligent, level-headed and has had remarkable success with Reading.
"I see myself being linked with the England job every day but the papers spell my name wrong."
I'm not sure if they'd be as good as Capello (and I'd take the best man for the job over any patriotism) but I still think Coppell, Hodgson, Redknapp and (although no-one will believe me I'm right on this) Bristol City's Gary Johnson) would all do significantly better than McClaren.
And I'm not saying of them would be my choice; just that I think they'd all do a decent job of it.
managing England is one of (if not the) highest paid management position in football and it's essentially part time so you should be employing someone who at least has been successful in top European competition. Whilst all those four are good managers it would be wasting the cash to go for guys with their track records.
Capello has a proven track record plus he's experienced enough to deal with not having such a one on one relationship with the players. The only problem with him is the lack of international experience. Whilst the level of football played in no higher than that in the champions league it is a very different style so I would marginally favour Lippi but I think either would be a good appointment.
the one who basically created the infrastructure to get latvia to euro 2004, right?
and look what happened to them after that. the infrastructure wasn't sound in the long term, perhaps?
It's hard to say without knowing the full facts - maybe it wasn't sound in the long-term of maybe someone else came in and undid all the work he'd done.
Certainly when he took over at Yeovil they were a conference side that traditionally finished in the top-half but didn't go up and he took them up to divisions (and since he left they've so far remained there and are in their third season and going strong) whilst at Bristol City he took over a struggling League One side, kicked out the big names, assembled a team that played good attractive football and took them up to the Championship where they're now lying in fourth or fifth.
So he gets results. Admittedly he's never managed in the top flight but the Latvia thing gives him experience of international football which a lot of the candidates wouldn't have.