England's embarrassing Euro 2016 campaign should signal change

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Euro 2016 was a true representation of what English football has been to the current generation of England supporters, disappointment.

The ability to not perform when necessary has been a staple of the English national team, but in order to start the new era of English brilliance, new ideas need to be put into place.

When looking at potential plans for changing the mindset towards the new era, the idea is to improve the ideology of what the national team stands for and why.


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With that being said, let's look at two changes that must be implemented in order to see what is next for English football.

Ending the Wayne Rooney Era

The FA and the media over his entire senior career have labelled Wayne Rooney as "The face of English football", and for good reason.

He is a spectacular player to watch and when he is at his best, there is no stopping him, but it is time for a change.

With younger players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Marcus Rashford stepping up with excellent performances in the Premier League, and slight glimpses of good play at Euro 2016, the youth of English football are ready to take over the reins from Rooney.

The Manchester United star might still be able to play at a high level, but it is time to take the spotlight off him and promote the youth of England.

Bring Excitement Back to the Managerial Position

The departure of Roy Hodgson has sparked new debate about who will be named the new manager ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in September. Englishman or foreigner? Old or young?

As fans begin to question could England actually wins championships ever again, a manager who can bring in excitement and use the youth to their advantage is needed in the next appointment.

How do you boost excitement? Bring in a manager that has name recognition, a willingness to win, and who supporters want to get behind.

A perfect example of a similar managerial appointment would be when Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp in October of last year.

His appointment increased the interest of fans drastically, and in turn, made players more willing and dedicated to play.

This managerial appointment should be thought out well by the FA and made for the people and supporters of England.

While it is easier said than done, these ideologies could drastically improve fan support and the spirit of the English national team to kick-start a new generation of English dominance.

Only time will tell if this will happen, but if it does, English football could be reborn to the great power of generations past and bring glory to the long awaiting supporters.

Who should be appointed as the next England manager? Let us know YOUR suggestions in the comment section below!

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