Next England Boss Will 'Not Just Be a Mercenary For Short Term Gain' – Glenn

تم نشره في Tue 25 October / Oct 2016. 11:00 PM
  • England reached the last 16 of Euro 2016 before being knocked out by Iceland - (getty Images)

England's next manager will "not just be a mercenary for short term gain", says Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn.

In the last 20 years, only Roy Hodgson and Sven-Goran Eriksson have managed England through three tournaments.

Gareth Southgate has been in temporary charge since Sam Allardyce left his post after a newspaper investigation.

Glenn said previous foreign managers "haven't maybe left the international set up in a better place."

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, he added: "In the past we've gone for foreign managers who'd be attracted as they might help us win a tournament."

Glenn said the FA now wants "somebody there for the long term" and that the next manager would have to address the "fear factor" of playing for England.

"We have been very successful at winning tournaments in the development teams," he said. "The under-21s, the under-19s, when we put our boys up against the best in the world we are winning.

"We're not translating that enough when it comes to the senior team. We think the difference is psychological preparation, this fear factor when you put on the England shirt.

"The manager we hire will really understand that and will have detailed plans to address it."

England won their first game under interim manager Southgate, a 2-0 success over Malta in a World Cup qualifier. They drew their next qualifier away to Slovenia 0-0.

Southgate will remain in charge for the qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on 11 November and the home friendly with Spain four days later.

Glenn said that Southgate would "still be in the frame" even if England lose their next two matches.

"He will almost certainly be a candidate. It's up to him to decide whether he wants to do it," added Glenn.

"The preference would be for English because the missing link I think in getting consistent England performances in tournaments is linked to this issue of fear and pride, so the team identity.

"I don't want to rule out candidates who are not English that would also be terrific and also wanted to do the job for the long term. It would be crazy to narrow the pool so much but our preference would be for English."

(BBC)

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