Birmingham City - Odds On For New England Boss
UK time is: 18:57:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Odds On For New England Boss

Now if I have a job to do, I try and do it to the best of my potential. If I don't achieve what I set out to do I'd hold my hands up, say 'I wasn't good enough', and let someone else have a go. That's not giving up or walking away from the issue, that's admitting you're not up to the job.

What I wouldn't do is say to the press, 'It was my responsibility to get us [England] qualified but we haven't. We have let the fans down.' and then refuse to resign because I'm waiting for the pay-off - and this is an Englishman! It's a disgrace, as was the performance and tactics last night. So he gets sacked and El Tel goes with him.

It should be the easiest job in the world. 'Have a million pounds a year and organise and motivate a bunch of talented footballers to win games FOR THEIR COUNTRY.' You'd expect them to be queuing round the block at Soho Square. Does the passion and patriotism of being English make a good manager or should look for a foreign manager again as clearly they seem to be doing a better job of qualifying?

William Hill were forced to slash their odds for Jose Mourinho to become the next permanent England manager after an overnight gamble.

PR man Graham Sharpe said, 'Jose was the only man anyone wanted to back after the match, and overnight and into Thursday over 80% of the bets we've taken have been for the former Chelsea boss'.

Hills have Mourinho at 4/1 to get the job - having quoted him at 10/1 when he left Chelsea and 11/2 prior to the England-Croatia match.

Interest for Martin O'Neill has been very strong this morning though as he's now favourite at 11/4 having been 5/1 earlier. Hill's also offer 7/1 Phil Scolari; 10/1 Guus Hiddink; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Harry Redknapp; 12/1 Alan Shearer; 16/1 Stuart Pearce; 16/1 Allardyce; 16/1 Klinsmann; 20/1 Steve Coppell 20/1 Lippi; 20/1 Curbishley; 25/1 Wenger; 33/1 Jewell; 40/1 Steve Bruce.

*Odds are available at our betting partners Simply click the link and go to England Managers Specials

With facts, rumours and opinion merging into one on occasions like this it's hard to know who to back? What do you think? Should England be managed by an Englishman or just the best man for the job? And who is the best man for the job!?

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 22 2007

Time: 12:02PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
If Mourinho doesnt get the England job maybe Gold will approach him fot you guys! LMAO!
Report Abuse
27/11/2007 11:44:00

Mourinho for England ....... ........
Report Abuse
02/12/2007 04:33:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett and the Rumour Mill (Thursday November 26 2015)

One To Watch: Beram Kayal (Thursday November 26 2015)

Blast from the Past - Matthew Upson (Thursday November 26 2015)

Five-a-side: Best of both! (Wednesday November 25 2015)

The Gary Rowett Saga (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Sask 30
2. BcfcTom 24
3. WayCoolBlue 17
4. Moshen 12
5. Chrisblues 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 17 10 3 4 13 33
4. Derby County 17 9 6 2 13 33
5. Burnley 17 9 6 2 9 33
6. Birmingham 17 8 4 5 6 28
7. Reading 17 7 6 4 7 27
8. Sheff Wed 17 7 6 4 3 27
9. Cardiff 17 6 7 4 3 25

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Fulham v Preston - Stat Attack
Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:39:01
Fulham v Preston - Early Team News
Fulham : 27/11/2015 18:30:00
Vital Preview - Cardiff City v Burnley
Burnley : 27/11/2015 18:30:00
Forest v Reading; Vital's Match Preview
Forest : 27/11/2015 18:24:01
Vital Preview - Fulham v Preston
Preston : 27/11/2015 18:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What do you want to see more of on Vital Birmingham?
Suggested By:  Tom Heslop
Opinion articles 38%
Official news 22%
Match details 27%
Post match reactions 13%