After the sacking of Sam Allardyce, there has been a lot of talk and speculation about who will be the next England Manager. It’s a very tough job that can easily damage a managers career and even some of the best club managers have struggled to cope with the England job in the past. In my opinion, I would like to see the next manager be English so here are my thoughts on some of the many names mentioned:
Gareth Southgate – having been an ex-England international, would have felt the heart ache of getting knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland. He has successfully managed the Under 21s national team and so knows the younger players really well. He has a good track record with the Under 21s and it will be interesting to see how he would get on with the senior team. In my option, he has the best audition for the job with the FA giving him 4 games to prove his worth.
Arsene Wenger – having shown his talent through his 20 years at Arsenal, he surely has to be a good candidate although he has said he isn’t interested. He knows how to get the best out of young players and his teams are always well organised. He has won many trophies and titles and I think he would suit the national team however I don’t the style of play that his Arsenal team play would suit England and their players. None the less, he would be a good choice.
Eddie Howe – one of the brightest young managers around. He has done an amazing job with Bournemouth having taken them all the way through two promotions to the Premier League. It would be nice to see him manage England although I think he lacks a bit of top flight experience. Give him a few more years in the Premier League to gain some valuable experience and then I think he would be ready for the job.
Tony Pulis – another proven manager in the Premier League. England struggled defensively in Euro 2016 and one thing is for sure, Tony Pulis’ teams are very strong defensively. He always sets his teams up to be very hard to break down and knows how to get results.