If Fabio goes, Hodgson should replace him
SO what’s the alternative to Fabio Capello, I hear you cry?
Simple – there is only one. Step forward Mr Roy Hodgson.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp might already be the bookies favourite to be the next national boss, but he has already publicly urged FA chiefs to stand by Capello.
Redknapp enjoys buying and selling players too much so I’d question whether managing an international side would suit him, whereas Hodgson is perfect.
An intelligent man who appears to know the game inside out and who has spent much of his nomadic career right across the European continent over-achieving.
He led Switzerland to two major tournaments and was only a whisker away from guiding the frosty Finns into Euro 2008.
Hodgson has been nothing short of sensational during his time as Fulham manager and is seriously deserving of a move across London to Soho Square.
He would be the perfect person to mould a new-look England side for years to come – the only downside is that it might contain Bobby Zamora. But after stomaching Emile Heskey for so long, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
GOAL-DEN BOY: Arjen Robben after scoring against Slovakia.