Who could be the next England manager?

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Updated: June 30, 2016

After the resignation of Roy Hodgson’s four years in charge, who will be his successor?

 

Last Monday night was arguably the most humiliating defeat of the history of English football as the three lions bowed down to Iceland, a country that holds a population of just 330,000.

 

The Football Association are now on the look out for a new manager. We already know the England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has pulled out of the race after his announcement on Wednesday.

 

So who would fit the job as the England boss?

 

Jurgen Klinsmann?

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The former Germany player has gone through every success at international level by lifting the FIFA World Cup in 1990 and the European Championship six years later at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium.

 

Klinsmann is currently managing the USA national team and has done so since 2011. The spell in America has been an exciting one to follow.

 

Klinsmann has put USA on the football map by reaching the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup. The campaign saw the stars and stripes defeat Ghana, finish level against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portuguese side and lost 1-0 to the land of his birth, Germany.

 

Last week in Copa America the American side finished fourth in the competition on their own back yard.

 

But the highlight so far was winning the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2013 by overcoming Panama in the final.

 

Let’s not forget Klinsmann has had experience being in charge of the Germany team by finishing in third place in their home World Cup in 2006.

 

The experience is definitely there for Klinsmann and could prove vital if the 51-year-old was to apply for the job.

 

Laurent Blanc?

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Out of no where, Mr Blanc has been recently tipped to replace Hodgson.

 

Another figure who has lived the success as a player at international level. Blanc was part of the French team who achieved the double by winning the World Cup in France 98 and then continuing their dominance in Euro 2000.

 

Blanc has also developed very well as a manager too. Since starting out as a football manager at Bordeaux in 2007, Le Presidente has won 4 Ligue 1 titles (Bordeaux x1 & Paris Saint Germain x3) including the last three seasons at Paris Saint Germain. Overall, 15 club trophy wins have been under the name of Blanc.

 

The 50-year-old is now out of a job so he is available for the FA to call. It would be a new challenge for Blanc as he has never lead out a national team.

 

Harry Redknapp?

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It is not the first time Harry Redknapp has been linked with the England job. Back in 2012 after the resignation of Fabio Capello, it was a two horse race between Redknapp himself and Hodgson. Redknapp never got the phone call from the FA and missed out on taking England to Euro 2012.

 

Redknapp has proved to being a good manager at club level. The highlight of them all is Redknapp winning the FA Cup as Portsmouth manager in 2008 which proved to be one of the most surprising victories in the history of the cup.

 

Since then though, there has not really been much more success for Redknapp in his managerial career.

 

The question is would Redknapp want to apply for the role yet again?

 

Eddie Howe?

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Eddie Howe is someone who has come out of nowhere in the last 12 months or so leading the unusual success of AFC Bournemouth into the Premier League.

 

There is hardly any negatives against the young and determined manager. Howe silenced the doubters of avoiding relegation in Bournemouth’s first appearance in the top flight of English football.

 

It would be a big surprise for the FA to appoint such a young and inexperienced manager for the England job but Howe has shown he can produce extraordinary achievements from something out of nothing.

 

Glenn Hoddle?

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Nowadays, Glenn Hoddle is mainly seen on the TV screens sharing his expert analysis on BT Sport and ITV.

 

But is his punditry career about to end?

 

Hoddle has had the honour of taking charge of his country once before but did not end on a high note, as another former player failed to bring back the success fans have been waiting for so long.

 

Since the resignation of Hodgson, Hoddle seems to have gone a little quiet on the latest outcomes with the FA.

 

Who else could be in the running?

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Sam Allardyce

 

Who would you like to see as the next England manager? 


 

 

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