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Roy Hodgson promptly resigned from his managerial post after England’s elimination from European Championship, at the hands of minnows Iceland.
Gareth Southgate, the current England under-21 manager, is set to take over as the interim manager, with former England coaches and big names such as Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klinsmann expected to be announced as the permanent manager shortly after the chaos simmers down.
Arsene Wenger has also been mooted as a potential candidate to take the England job, with the Football Association reportedly keen on appointing the Arsenal manager as the England coach.
However, his current contract with the Gunners runs until the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
FA reportedly keen on the Frenchman
Odds are that he would instantly turn down the FA’s offer, as he would rather relish putting all his time into making Arsenal great again.
With that being said, the FA will be keen to welcome him with open arms when his contract with the London club expires, reportedly.
Former England coach Glenn Hoddle, whose only association with the beautiful game in over a decade is working with BT Sport, Sky Sports, and ITV as a pundit, has been put forward as the right man for the job by Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, Paul Merson, Michael Owen, and Ian Wright.
Despite his questionable managerial decisions and the fact has he has not managed since his forgettable spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006, he will still make a good manager, at least until Wenger makes a decision.
Wenger has often admitted that managing a national team would not utilize his adrenal glands and brain as much as he would want.
However, after 32 years of management, he may decide to take the less demanding England job.
Many long-term observers of the Frenchman are baffled by the rumours linking him with the England job, especially since he has turned down the opportunity to coach France, his home country, more than once.
However, he is a well-known English football aficionado and rightfully received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his outstanding work in England.
Ability to mold young prospects
England currently boast a wealth of youngsters, whose mental strength has always been under scrutiny.
How they crumpled against a nobody in Iceland highlights the need for mental nourishment, and the footballing world has not seen many managers, who can mold the youngsters, both as a person and as a footballer.
With him in charge, the plethora of talent in the England camp would be made optimum use of, and more importantly, England will definitely not collapse how they did against Iceland or how England squad’s major contributor in Tottenham Hotspur collapsed toward the tail end of 2015/16 Premier League campaign.
The England job would also enhance Wenger’s personal life as his wife only recently parted ways with him — albeit only temporarily — citing his workaholic nature as the reason.
After all, he told his wife that he would call it a day 13 years ago.
By the looks of things, he relishes his job more than he enjoys his wife’s company.
He will likely not turn down any opportunity to manage until he can no longer do.
The England job will definitely help him reconcile with his wife Annie Wenger whilst also allowing him to do what is addicted to.
Written by Praveen Paramasivam
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