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Postby anfieldadorer » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:49 pm


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Liverpool supremo Rick Parry believes England should appoint an Englishman to take over from Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Chief executive Parry has been instrumental in the appointments of two foreign managers at Anfield, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez, but feels domestic football is different to the international arena.

He says: "There is a greater sense that the national team should have an English manager, not least because you are only working with English players.

"There is a lot to be said for having an English manager, national identity is a factor."

Parry, writing in his regular column for the club's LiverpoolFC magazine, explained what he believes is the distinction between club and international football when appointing a manager.

Liverpool director Noel White - as chairman of the FA's international committee - is on the panel who will recommend the new England boss.

And Parry wrote: "There are some fundamentals regarding the eventual appointment.

"When we decided to replace Gerard Houllier in 2004, we set the simple criteria that is was quality that mattered, nationality wasn't an issue.

"One of the reasons for that being the case in club management is the number of nationalities represented in top club football now.

"For better or worse, that's the reality we are in. You are scouring Europe for good players and you want a manager who has a good knowledge of European players.

"You look at the quality of Spanish players that Rafa (Benitez) has brought in here and that speaks volumes.

"An England manager is only working with English players. There is no shortage of qualified applicants because it is still a job that is immensely attractive. It has enormous prestige and it is very difficult to turn down."
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Postby Owzat » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:35 am

anfieldadorer wrote:There is no shortage of qualified applicants because it is still a job that is immensely attractive.

No shortage of qualified applicants!  ???

Sam Allardyce - plays ugly football although tell a Bolton fan that and they'll throw their toys out their pram and right at yer. Has no experience of winning trophies, barely enough top quality players to suggest he knows how to handle them and quite frankly the Premiership is pretty weak so finishing in a UEFA spot is not that hard for seasoned teams

Steve McLaren - lost at home 4-0 to Villa, nuff said. But seriously he has only one plus over Allardyce in he's won something

Alan Curbishley - the nearly man of UEFA cup spots, doing ok with limited resources does not equal the perfect England manager's CV

Stuart Pearce - a decent record to date but lacks experience and again doesn't work with the very best players

Basically there is no English manager in a top management position with the qualifications or obviously capable of managing top players and winning things. Any English manager picked will be as likely to succeed as Keegan or Hoddle and more likely to fail than Sir Bobby Robson or El Tel. I mean if SGE can't win things with England then what chance the English managers?!?!?!? We have to pick the best choice of manager, it is more important he gives us the best chance of winning or at least competing for a World Cup or European Championship than it is him being English

Therefore I think Gus Hiddink is a leading candidate, just make sure the FA don't pay him too much and give him more than a four year contract
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Postby The Manhattan Project » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:23 pm

Gus Hiddink is the right choice.

At least Ulrika Jonsson will be safe.
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Postby sonyadudley » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:32 pm

I don't care if our boss is from Mars aslong as he is the best, it honestly shoudn't matter which nationality he is...  :veryangry
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