I'm a celebrity......Get me a new Manager
It's the 4th of July and over in America everyone is going mad over Uncle Sam and it seems here in England we're all just going mad! Wondering who the FA will appoint as the next England
manager, following the not so shocking news last week of Roy Hodgson's resignation; following our 2-1 defeat to Iceland last Monday.
The FA now have the complex job of finding the Owls replacement, although I'm excited to see who's gonna lead us to our next disappointment, I mean victory, lead us to victory; (obviously).....I'm gonna miss that little face with all its over active expressions.
With that in mind I thought I'd get out there and see what our celebs are thinking on the matter, so I put to them 'if you could choose anyone for the England managers Job, past or present who would it be and why? America may have Uncle Sam but we have a bigger Sam in the form of Sam Allardyce would he be on your managers wish list? Let's see if he made it on our celebs here's what they had to say......
Lee Chappy - Jamie Vardy lookalike
'Sir Alf Ramsey if it was possible to actually witness us winning something .... But realistically at present some1 like Claudio Ranieri that can do damage with what we have regardless of names or another winner like Diego simone from athletico madrid. We need a winning mentality and a winning manager we currently won't get that with any English manager available currently so we need to swallow our pride and get a foreign one for the job'
Wayne Lineker - Brother of Gary Lineker & Entrepreneur
'David Beckham or Alan Shearer. Need a younger fresh manager that has the respect of the players not some old school pensioner...'
Hayley McQueen - Sky Sports News Anchor
'What a lot of work the FA have on their hands & a tough decision to make in appointing the next manager. I can’t understand why Sam Allardyce isn't at shorter odds with the bookmakers. I would still like to see an English manager BUT I am of the belief that they will appoint the best person for the job & it might not necessarily be an Englishman & I’d be cool with that. Klinsmann & Blanc would be excellent choices up but for me if we are to stay English then big Sam would be a very popular choice with the players. Allardyce seems to get the best out his men & is a great motivator. It strikes me that it is the dressing-room that needs the help from a big character & as we don’t have that in a captain we would certainly have that in a manager with Sam. He has rescued teams from relegation & he could rescue this England team too along with their reputation.'
Alyson Rudd - Journalist for the times
'I never look back so I won't give you a fantasy manager from the past. Right now England need Sam Allardyce. He is English. He is no-nonsense and strong willed and puts results first. It is a myth that he produces boring football. It is pragmatic. He embraces style if a match can be won stylishly.'
Jay Khan - Game of Thrones Star
'I'd say a toss between Glenn hoddle as he is a good tactician or Harry redknapp as he will bring great team spirit, but I think Redknapp has ruled himself out so prob Glenn Hoddle.'
Jason Cundy - Ex Footballer, now Presenter on Talksport
'Rafa Benitez - knows how to organise and set up teams - has won things'
Lloyd Griffith - Comedian & YouTuber
'I want Slaven Bilic right now.'
Rocket - Soccer Am
'(Sean) Dyche - He's won probably the hardest league to win in the world, twice! On a budget and he's English. '
Joe Bor - Stand up Comedian
'I would say Mourinho. He can't do it cos he's just committed himself to Man Utd. But he'd be ideal for many reasons, he's great working with egos, he's a man manager, he's worked with many who are already in the team, he has the respect of the players, it also means he won't be managing a team against Arsenal cos he almost always beats us, but I'd only want him managing for two years! After two years he just seems to give up.'
Stevie J - Made in Chelsea Star
'I think if we're being nostalgic and want to the best we've had for the last 25 years, we go back to Hoddle. But he has been out of work for 10 years so it offers a risk. I would take Klinsmann. Proven at international level, knows the English game. Has done great things with the USA. There isn't a good enough English candidate so we have to go foreign.'