Saturday, 11 February 2012

Goodbye Capello - Is there really anyone other than Harry?

I was checking my Twitter feed on Wednesday evening when I discovered that Fabio Capello had resigned as England manager.

Was I shocked to hear the news? Well yes. Was I disappointed or upset? Not really. I don't suppose that will come as a surprise to most people. I doubt whether many England fans were sorry to see him go.

Despite two impressive qualifying campaigns for the last World Cup and the Euro 2012 Championships, Capello's reign will always be remembered for the horror show that was the World Cup in South Africa.

For all his accomplishments in club management in Italy and Spain, Capello added nothing new to England. Taking his time as England manager along with his predecessor Sven Goran Eriksson, I think the Foreign manager experiment has failed.

England are still supposedly one of the world's major footballing powers and so, we should be able to produce are own national managers. At present it has to be Harry Redknapp, but I'm not falling for the hype that we've seen over the last few days. It's got too much of a Kevin Keegan feel to it.

Redknapp is the people's choice, but would England under Harry Redknapp be serious challengers for the Euro 2012 or the World Cup in 2014?

We simply don't have the quality and depth of talent amongst English players, which is why although I think Redknapp is the best man for the job, he's unlikely to bring any greater success to the national team than anyone else.





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