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Sunday, 4 July 2010

The right man for the job

Fabio Capello retains his post as England manager despite disappointing performances at the World Cup.

Beckham acknowledged being flattered by proposals that he might take the job, but fortunately sense has prevailed and the FA made their announcement when it became clear that there was no serious support behind the idea of letting Capello go.

A new look England team with some young blood will be required for the European qualifiers, and there are some candidates for retirement already. David James will soon be 40 years old and Jamie Carragher will head straight back for retirement from international duty. It is also unlikely that Emile Heskey or Ledley King will feature for England again. In retrospect, one wonders whether the inclusion of Carragher, King and Heskey was wise in the first place. There also a couple of tactical decisions that Fabio must admit were at least dodgy... nevertheless, England has little appetite for hanging ALL of the blame on the manager, this time the players must shoulder some responsibility at least for their lack lustre display.

The bright new stars will hopefully be lining up for the very next friendly against Hungary next month. Beckham will also be clamouring to retain a foothold in the new squad despite his age, one of the reasons that he will not entertain long-term ideas of a coaching role is that he is determined to play his part in the European qualifiers on the pitch.

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