Picking the England Manager: The FA Is Right Not to Rush the Appointment

By Daniel Thomas
at Internationaled.org

Published: March 3, 2012

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The Football Association admitted Friday that it would not be rushed into appointing a new England manager.

Trevor Brooking, the FA director of development, stated:

"We’re not in a rush. We have a couple of months to take it forward. I don’t see anything happening soon."

Perhaps tellingly, he added:

"We obviously want to be aware of all the sensitivities before taking it forward. There are sensitivities."

The most obvious "sensitivity" is that the future England manger is almost certainly employed elsewhere at present.

After the amount of money the FA spent on obtaining, retaining and then releasing Fabio Capello, I doubt it wants to rush into buying a manager out of his contract before all options are considered.

The quote could be construed as further proof that Harry Redknapp is a dead certainty to be appointed, given the "sensitivities" that would surround Tottenham releasing him from his current contract. 

But during the last few days, it appears that the FA has drawn up a shortlist and that other candidates are being considered for the role.

Among the other British managers thought to be on the list are Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew and Martin O'Neill, all of whom are currently managing elsewhere. 

There has even been talk that the FA chairman, David Bernstein, is considering an approach for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, although the FA is thought to prefer an English appointee.



Until a permanent appointment is made, Stuart Pearce will continue to fill in as manager, and not all are happy with this state of affairs.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has said:

"I think everybody universally believes that Harry should have the job and I think the FA should do that as quickly as they can..."if they [the FA] are thinking he should be the manager to ta...
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