I’ve just watched the 25 minute press conference for Roy Hodgson as he was unveiled as England manager, and the obvious crap about Harry Redknapp was asked time and time again.
Seriously, is everyone that stupid?
Just because ‘Arry’s drinking buddies all work for the football media he was painted as the odds on favourite for the England job. And in that respect, I’m pleased he didn’t get the job.
Roy Hodgson has by far and away, the much better record in football. I don’t need to tell you how he’s done with Fulham and West Brom in the Premier League, as well as his stints at Inter Milan, and his record with the Swiss International team.
He has respect throughout Europe and is the far better coach.
I for one will be 110% behind Hodgson and for the first time I think he will give the England team some respectability for the first time in no long.
He won’t come across like a headmaster like Capello, or a star-lover like Sven.
And going back to Harry Redknapp, what has he actually achieved in football? He won the FA Cup with Portsmouth.
And that’s it.
People will point to Hodgson’s record at Liverpool, but the fact is that with a team that didn’t have Â£35 million spent on Andy Carroll and God knows how much on Adam, Henderson and Downing did better than they are doing right now, which is a team being lead my Liverpool legend King Kenny.
So in retrospect maybe he didn’t do too badly – considering Liverpool are a shambles anyway.
My hope is that Hodgson weeds out the jokers like John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and the other “old boys” who are well past their sell by date and goes with young players who are hungry and deserve a chance.
The public should get completely behind the new England manager and recognise that he is a man who deserves the utmost respect.
Although with ‘Arry’s mates in the newspapers that’s probably unlikely to happen.