Being offered the England managerial job is the dream of most English managers and a huge achievement if this opportunity comes your way.
But the England job comes with a great deal of responsibility and pressure, the England manager should hold three main characteristics: he should be successful, look to play dynamic football and be media friendly.
The current England manager Roy Hodgson doesn’t possess any of these.
Firstly the England manager needs to be good in front of the media as they will constantly come under huge amounts of scrutiny from the English media and will have to deal comfortably with altercations in press conferences.
Having watched many of Hodgson’s press conferences for West Brom and England, the 66-year-old has struggled with altercations for someone with experience in abundance. When asked the personal questions or asked to comment on reports from the media he has tended to brush vaguely over the topics.
Another reason why Hodgson should never have been given the England managerial job is that Hodgson adapts the traditional 4-4-2 which gives England huge amount of defensive cover but keeps their creative ability under wraps.
In England’s most recent victory over Poland, Hodgson set his team out to attack, which in result allowed the creative players to roam and create numerous amounts of goalscoring chances.
There is no doubt that England have huge amount of creative ability in the likes of Alex Chamberlain, Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Andros Townsend and so on, but Hodgson forces the players to concentrate on their defensive roles against the bigger nations.
Finally Hodgson has never had a great deal of success in his managerial career and has failed on the major stage for Liverpool.
Although England has never had a major success since their World Cup win in 1966, England fans still crave success in the major competition and expect England to top there group.
England had already qualified for the Euro 2012 when Hodgson took over and there was minimal pressure placed upon his team as he had a short period of time to engrave his style.
So the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is Hodgson’s first real challenge - but will he succeed?
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