England fans expecting the FA’s most experience football minds to conduct an exhaustive search for the next manager of the Three Lions may be forced to temper their expectations knowing that FA chief executive officer Martin Glenn is on the job.
According to The Sun, Glenn shockingly admitted that he is ‘not a football expert’ during Roy Hodgson’s exit press conference on Tuesday.
“I am not a football expert but when I went to the changing room last night, the scene was devastation and personal grief.
“This is not about a lack of passion from our players.”
Glenn added that he is one of three figures, along with Dan Ashworth and David Gill, who will be chiefly responsible in identifying the next manager of the England national football team.
“The process for finding a new manager under way. It will be three of us to make that decision. Dan Ashworth, Head of Technical, myself, and David Gill.
“We’re going to hardness opinion and wisdom from the wider game.
“It’s important we get this right…”
Hodgson resigned immediately following England’s stunning 2-1 loss to Euro newcomers Iceland – knocking the Three Lions out of Euro 2016 in the process.
Under Hodgson, England were eliminated early in all three major tournaments he managed. At Euro 2012 England were beaten by Italy in the knockout round. Two years later at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the team couldn’t even make it past the group stage. Despite strong odds to be a contender at Euro 2016, England tied with Russia and Slovakia in the group stage to miss out on winning their group and then lost to Iceland.
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