November 25, 2007

Mourinho for England manager?: The Guardian makes perhaps the most compelling set of arguments for the former Chelsea coach's selection: he's eager (but still awaits contact from senior FA officials), his family and coaching staff are eager to get back to England, he's coached six of the current England side at Chelsea, including national captain John Terry. Recently sacked England assistant manager Terry Venables thinks a foreigner may be better suited to the pressure. Or will Alan Shearer be the dark horse?

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 05:26 PM - 8 comments

Given the compelling arguments, the FA will probably go and pick another disappointment. The problem is the meddling by the old farts. Any good manager wouldn't stand for it. And only a pants manager would take the job. But I think Mourinho would bring some real buzz and rigor to the job.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:28 PM on November 25, 2007

Maybe Benitez will be available soon. (I suspect he won't be let go before the end of the year, but I doubt he lasts beyond that unless somehow Liverpool win the league.)

posted by holden at 01:32 PM on November 26, 2007

What's the big rush? Seriously, the next firm fixture is the friendly vs France in March, and the World Cup qualifiers start in September 2008.

posted by etagloh at 07:40 PM on November 26, 2007

how about Lou? (scroll down to the Notes section)

posted by goddam at 03:55 PM on November 27, 2007

I was going to say, "Holtz or Pinella" as a joke. Wow.

posted by yerfatma at 04:25 PM on November 27, 2007

I was gonna say Lou Ferrigno. btw, Mourinho has come out and said it: Come and get me.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:45 AM on November 28, 2007

Mourinho has come out and said it: Come and get me Oh Please please please baby jesus, please make Jose the next manager. xoxo, r8rh8r

posted by r8rh8r27 at 02:38 PM on November 28, 2007

Maybe Benitez will be available soon. Agh. I hope not. I really hope the owners see some sense.

posted by juv3nal at 05:30 PM on November 29, 2007

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