England must get rid of Roy Hodgson and Raheem Sterling to succeed

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After a dull, miserable and most undoubtedly uninspiring bore draw with the Republic of Ireland, there is plenty of certainty that England will convincingly fail at Euro 2016 next year, should they reach the tournament through the qualifying stages.

England never really have cut the mustard, have they? All due credit goes to the squad that won the 1966 World Cup, however, that victory could be justified to the fact that the worldwide competition was held on home turf.

Now, people are beginning to lose their patience with the current players and manager alike as things start to become a little heated as summer approaches. So, here's a short rundown from Luke Greaves who needs to be heading towards the exit at St George's Park.

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson is no more than a social media mockery through his renowned comical personality. However much he may make us laugh, he's not fit to manage an international team.

Looking through the statistics, I was surprised to see that the England national team has delivered him with his second best win ratio at any team, including club level. A percentage of 55 is dethroned by his record at Malmo, 61.82%, but taking charge of a team in the Swedish league is no uphill struggle.

On the other hand, when you take into account who England have faced in Hodgson's reign, you can hardly take magnificent pleasure from saying that San Marino and Montenegro are sides that have failed to beat the Three Lions.

So, if Hodgson was to leave his role, who would be an ideal candidate to take over? Tony Pulis is most undoubtedly going to be odds on favourite due to his recent successes at West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace, whilst I would also like to see Alan Pardew in the running along with Garry Monk, who has turned Swansea City into a formidable Premier League side.

Raheem Sterling is too big for his boots

How Raheem Sterling could be so pretentious is beyond me. He could, debatably, be one of England's worst players in this current decade and yet he claims a weekly salary of over £100,000 at club level.

There are a lot more deserving wingers out there who fight with grit and determination to break into the national team whilst Sterling is expecting a salary well above his station and riding on a wave of media hype.

I would like to see Theo Walcott starting on a more regular basis in his place after the Arsenal star seems to have regained his balance in terms of goal scoring since returning from an injury which has kept him out for an entire calendar year.

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