It wouldn’t be a surprise, would it? He got over that pesky knee surgery quickly enough and with one more job in him before he calls it a day it could all be perfectly set up for him. However, he missed out on the job at arguably his strongest point – in 2007 when the FA gave it to Fabio Capello, and having just played a big part in getting QPR relegated, it may not be the happy ending he is hoping for.
Still, he has a way of hanging on in there, and he has a knack for garnering a lot of respect in English football.
Though either Garry Monk or Gary Neville would be our favourites, all five of the above choices don’t yet seem capable enough to take on the demand. The FA could very well still go with a foreign coach again, but with the emphasis on keeping everything in house, they may decide to overlook someone from Europe or South America in favour of someone that quite clearly isn’t up to the task.
Saying that, taking the old approach hasn’t worked out before, and maybe it does require a dramatic change. We’re going to stick our necks out and back Garry Neville as our favourite.
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