Interesting news on the horizon that Alan Pardew may be under consideration for the England Manager’s job when Fabio Capello finally cashes his last cheque after the European Championships.
What a lot of people fail to take into consideration is that managing a National team and managing a “Premiere” League team are two completely different animals.
With his previous teams Capello could just pop out and throw a few million at a striker here, or a midfielder there and he’d end up with a team that had an even chance of winning silverware – Harry Redknapp is just the same.
A National Team manager’s squad is dictated largely by Passports and Parents. He doesn’t get to go out and just “buy” the best players available.
He doesn’t even have a budget.
He basically has to take the best of whatever was born in a particular region and try to make it work through hard work and motivation.
So, taking into consideration that he has bugger all in the way of budget at Newcastle, and with Ashley only willing to pay bus fare to the North of France for his scouting team, then it sounds like Pardew is probably just the bloke for the job.
Well that didn’t turn out the way I thought it would.