Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FA In No Rush To Name England Manager

After Fabio Capello's resignation from the England managers job last month, England are still without a manager as Stuart Pearce takes part time charge of the squad in the run up to Euro 2012 and the FA have insisted that no approaches have yet been made to any potential candidates to become the next England coach. 
 
Under 21 coach Stuart Pearce has expressed his interest in taking the team to the European Championships this summer but it is well known that Harry Redknapp is the man the FA want.
 
The Spurs boss is the betvictor free bets overwhelming favourite to  succeed Capello however Redknapp has said that he has yet to speak to anyone regarding the position.


FA chairman David Bernstein, general secretary Alex Horne, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington and director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking have been charged with the task of identifying Capello's replacement.

Bevington has confirmed there have been internal discussions regarding the situation, however, he stressed no talks have been held with possible contenders for the role.

"It is important to stress that, while there have been numerous conversations internally involving FA chairman David Bernstein, Alex Horne, Sir Trevor Brooking and myself, the board have mandated us to report back to them with a recommendation," Bevington told Sky Sports News.

"We haven't, let's be clear, spoken to any external bodies about this, as far as any club or any individual, and no approaches or conversations have been made."

It is an interesting stance that the FA are taking as one would expect that they would have been desperate for some stability going into the Euro's to increase Englands stanjames odds of success in Poland.

On the other hand, there might well be a respect for Harry Redknapps as he previously suggested that the FA should wait until the end of the Premier League season before making a decision regarding Capello's successor.

Redknapp is just 7 points behind leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League and they are focused on securing Champions League football and so he wont want any distractions on his Spurs team at this stage of the season!

Following the friendly with the Dutch at Wembley, England are not in action again for three months and Trevor Brooking is not concerned if the appointment is made closer to Euro 2012.
Brooking said: "There's no need to rush into it because we have got a bit of time now before the end of the season.
"Whoever takes them in the summer, the players are of such a quality that they could come in really late and gel them into a good unit so, as I say, let's see how we go."

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