Italian Fabio Capello is the media’s favourite for the vacant England manager’s post, following Jose Mourniho’s decision to reject it.
The Football Association say they will be taking their time before talikng to potential candidates, but in all fairness, who in anybody’s right mind would want to take up the job? This speculation over who will succeed the unlamented Steve McClaren is doing a lot of the damage to the game at national level.
Whoever takes up the position will have to put up with demands from the FA and the unforgiving media (just ask Sven-Goran Eriksson). He will also have to cope with the fact that he will not have a decent pool of players to choose from in the leagues, and that he will be faced with trying to deal with unrealistic expectations from fans.
It would be in the best interest for English football if the manager’s position was left vacant until after the Euro 2008 Championships next summer.