Man Utd man is wrong to suggest England need home-grown boss
Man Utd man is wrong to suggest England need home-grown boss

Man Utd man is wrong to suggest England need home-grown boss

Everyone has an opinion on who should be the next England manager, including the current captain Wayne Rooney.

When asked about who he would want in the dugout, the 30-year-old said: “Of course, it’s better if he’s English, but he has to be the right man for the job.”

However, when looking at the home-grown candidates being linked with the role, the idea of having one of them in charge of the Three Lions doesn’t bring serious optimism.

Gareth Southgate was heavily linked for the job at 12/1, while Glenn Hoddle (6/1), Eddie Howe (12/1), Alan Pardew (9/1) and Alan Shearer (12/1) are also being linked.

Southgate is managing England U21s at the moment, with the side being eliminated in the group stage of the 2015 European Championship, finishing bottom of their four-team section.

Before that, his last role was managing Middlesbrough, where he was sacked in 2009 after taking the club down to the Championship and failing to impress in the second tier.

Hoddle has spent a long time out of the game. he was last employed by Wolverhampton Wanderers, a role he left in 2006.

Under the former Tottenham Hotspur player, Wolves lacked a killer instinct, drawing 34 of the 76 league games he oversaw.

Howe has the advantage of currently working, but his inexperience means there has to be doubts about appointing the 38-year-old.

Furthermore, the only time he has managed outside of Bournemouth didn’t work out, with Burnley settling for mid-table Championship finishes under the current Cherries boss.

Pardew has had a mixed career, guiding West Ham and Crystal Palace to FA Cup finals, but also becoming an unpopular figure during his spells at Newcastle United and Southampton.

Meanwhile, Shearer has only ever managed one club, taking the Magpies into the Championship in 2009.

If these are the main options available, then the FA has to look beyond these shores.

Sven-Goran Eriksson took England to three consecutive quarter finals at major tournaments, while they have only made one since he left.

Additionally, Fabio Capello has the best win percentage of anyone to ever manage the Three Lions, with no one able to top his 66.7% between 2008 and 2012.

The likes of Louis van Gaal, Guus Hiddink and Laurent Blanc are all currently unemployed and have much more experience, including at international level, and pedigree than their English counterparts so must move to the front of the queue.