So I guess everyone has already heard about Steve McClaren getting the sack after England failed to qualify for Euro 2008.
The media did its usual, coming up with a long list of possible replacements:
Jose Mourinho, Phil Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Fabio Capello, Martin O'Neill, Harry Redknapp, Fabio Capello, Mark Hughes, Jürgen Klinsmann, Marcello Lippi etc.
Of these, the apparent favourites have mostly ruled themselves out for the position except for Capello. If he hasn't just effectively pimped himself to the FA
, then I don't know what it is.
And oh yeah, even Rafa Benitez
. After repeatedly saying he was "focused on training and coaching my team", he mentioned that he could be McClaren's replacement (in case he is fired/quits/leaves by mutual consent, after being told to "shut up and coach").
Additionally, 10 Premier League managers
(including Sven-Goran Eriksson) have their say on what's next for the England team. Arsène Wenger sounds so ~zen~: "Immediately it is a massive handicap but, in the future for the 2010 World Cup, it can be an advantage if the right measures are taken now."