Monday, April 30, 2012
Why Roy Hodgson - and not Harry Redknapp-is the right man for England
This piece of mine appears in The Week/The First Post.
Neil Clark: Hodgson can appeal to fans who want a passionate Englishman and those who demand a cerebral continental.
A FEW Sundays ago my wife and I and other family members went out for the afternoon to the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water. In the car park I saw a man, elegantly dressed, studiously reading the information board about the area. I recognised the man, but other passer-bys didn't. It was Roy Hodgson, a Premier League manager, who instead of spending that Sunday afternoon watching the football on Sky, had decided to do what we had done, and go to visit a place of interest. How many other Premier League managers - caught up in the all-consuming world of top-flight football - would have done likewise?
You can read the whole of the article here.
UPDATE: It's official. Roy Hodgson is the new England manager.