Ever since Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager immediately after the humiliating defeat to Iceland, everyone has been second guessing who will become the next boss.
The likes of Jurgen Klinsmann, Glen Hoddle, Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce have all been linked with the role but it remains unclear as to who Martin Glenn, Dan Ashworth and David Gill - the three men responsible for finding Hodgson’s replacement - will appoach.
However, one person that hasn’t been mentioned in line as the next England manager - and for probably good reason - is Eric Cantona.
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The Frenchman has no managerial experience but his name has been thrown into the ring by… well, himself.
Now, Cantona is obviously joking about being the next England manager (we think) but the Manchester United legend, whilst wearing an England shirt, pledges nine reasons he should be appointed - and it’s very appealing.
In a video for Eurosport, Cantona makes the hilarious pledge. Here it is:
“I, Eric Cantona, potential future England manager, promise never to lose against a small frozen island where the goalkeeper is a movie director and the assistant coach is a dentist!
“I, Eric Cantona, future manager of England, will pray to the Gods of football to end the curse of the English goalkeeper.
“I, manager of England, will ask the giant Harry Kane not to hit crucial free kicks or corner kicks but to be on the other of it for the header. Especially if it’s to hit that f****ing free-kick to the moon.
“I, manager of England, will not speak during matches with my hand on my mouth as if, number one: I have a big secret the rest of the world can’t know. Number two: I am rapping some lines with my boys. Number three: I have a severe case of bad breath and number four: all of the above.
“I, manager of England, assure you that I have the right pedigree for the job. I am born in 1966, the year England won the World Cup. The only one.
“I, manager of England, will never criticise Wayne Rooney… unless he transfers to another club.
“I, manager of England, accept to temporarily give up my official title ‘Eric the King’ for the more humble ‘Eric the boss.’
“I, manager of England, will bring a little bit of ‘Je ne sais quor’ to the team; I don’t know what exactly but it sounds better in French.
“I, manager of England will take Sir Alex Ferguson as my special advisor and my good friend Peter Schmeichel for the assistant job.”
After making his nine points, Cantona asks for a second referendum. He wants people to vote using ‘#Canton-yes’ if you want him to be England manager or ‘#Canto-no’ if you don’t.
We don’t know about you, but we’re very firmly #Canton-yes.
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