Cast your mind back to June 2010 when England had just completed the opening game of the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against the USA. All is doom and gloom back in Blighty, and while the peasants may not be totally revolting, the players are close to mutiny. Fabio Capello’s previously unblemished reputation is about to be torn to tatters, while the split in the England camp between John Terry and Steven Gerrard’s factions threatens to destabilise the whole campaign.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2012
Roy Hodgson has been a student of football management for the best part of 36 years, ever since the days when, complete with 1970s mullet haircut, he started his first coaching role at Halmstad in Sweden and toured the world to study other coaches in action.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
Roy Hodgson or Harry Redknapp? Sober tactician or wise-cracking rabble-rouser? Cosmopolitan technocrat or salt-of-the-earth motivator? The question is largely irrelevant, or certainly less important than the far bigger issue of why on earth England found themselves in the position of appointing a manager six weeks before a major tournament.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
On a day when rumours that Fabio Capello could become the next manager of Chelsea no matter what the result in this weekend’s Champions League final reached a crescendo in Milan, the current Italian incumbent at Stamford Bridge made sure he gave absolutely nothing away about his own future.
Wed, 16 May, 2012