Hiddink to England; Sven to Madrid
The title says it all.
Gus Hiddink has expressed his interest at becoming England's next manager. Hiddink guided Australia to the 2006 World Cup and has taken both Holland and South Korea to the semi-finals. He is without a shadow of doubt a good manager and has proven he can do well in the international arena. But of course he is not English and I don't think the FA will go abroad again to find Sven's replacement. But I ask you this - do you really want someone like Allardyce, McClaren or Curbishley in charge of England? Hiring any of them will take us back to the dark days of Keegan. That's not to say that Hiddink is the right man either. But if we're looking for someone with tactical awareness, experience ofbeing in the 'big time' and with a portfolio of trophies, then we should be looking at the likes of Ferguson, Wenger or Mourinho. Fabio Cappello anyone?
And what about the ice man Sven himself? He says - "In football you don't phone clubs or countries and say 'can I come and work for you'. They offer you the job." Real Madrid have probably already offered him the job. Backham and Sven linking up at Madrid - its a done deal.