Fabio Capello resigned as England’s national team manager on Wednesday, after the FA sidestepped him to strip John Terry of the captaincy. Stuart Pearce, head of the U-21s, will take over as interim coach while the FA searches for a replacement. Among the names being tossed around, including Guus Hiddink, Martin O’Neill and Rafa Benitez, Harry Redknapp is an overwhelming favorite for the job.
Here’s what folks on Twitter had to say about the coaching shakeup –
Jack Wilshere: “Shocked about news on Fabio Capello…gutted to be honest, gave me my 1st cap and believed in me! Thank you Mr Capello! #GreatManager”
Wayne Rooney: “Gutted capello has quit. Good guy and top coach. Got to be english to replace him. Harry redknapp for me.”
Phil Neville: “Capellos gone time to act let’s get it right!!” “I still believe capello is a great manager though his record backs that-just didn’t quite work out with England for many reasons not all his”
Rio Ferdinand: “I think we need an English manager now, we don’t need anything else lost in translation….Harry Redknapp would be my choice by a distance.”
Piers Morgan: “Morning everyone – has Harry Redknapp got the job yet? If not, why not?” “If the FA chiefs don’t appoint Redknapp immediately – they should all be fired too. Bunch of numpties.”
Michael Owen: “Ever been such a strong public opinion when it comes to naming the next England manager? I don’t know anyone that doesn’t want Redknapp.”
Who do you think should be the next England manager?