Who would want a job like this???
Question of the week: who on earth would want to be The England Manager!?! If the job were advertised in a job centre it would read: " Stressful job. You will age a decade and you will probably leave in a blaze of negative headlines and have to move abroad, that is if you are not sacked before."
Social media went into a football frenzy this week. Lots of the tweets and Facebook messages seemed to be from people who usually wouldnt give two hoots about football.
@lynseySP5 tweeted: "I only watch football during the big tournaments but please let's have a decent manager. I can't bear my husband being miserable for another summer."
Claire Rowley wrote on Facebook: "This England job makes my my very high powered, stressful job seems like child's play. Good luck to whoever gets it!"
I'm looking at the TV screen in the Heart studio and the breaking news strap is flashing away with the Football Association confirming that "Roy Hodgson" has been confirmed as just that.
This decision has upset thousands of West Bromich fans, overjoyed tons of England fans and even got people like me, who hate football, thinking about it.
I have to admit to you that I hate football! The reason for this is I am absolutely rubbish at it.
I played for the cubs for a whole season and scored, you guessed it, not one goal.
I was so bad at school that the captain had a quiet word with me and suggested it would be better for the team and myself if I prepared the oranges at half time instead of playing the game on the pitch.
Despite all of this I care about who will represent us in the forthcoming Euro 2012 and of course the world cup in 2014.
@dylansummers tweeted: "We should all get behind Roy. This is a proud moment for the West Midlands.
He needs it!
It’s no big secret that recent managers of the English national team have enjoyed little success and it has more often than not been a move which has left a damaged reputation unable to be repaired. This has been shown through many well established managers, for example the likes of Sven Goren Eriksson and Steve McClaren have failed in the post and been left shattered in the eyes of many supporters. Neither of them have been able to re-ignite high profile careers and have not redeemed their status held prior to taking up the England manager’s post.
Now the latest to add to this line of shame is Fabio Capello, who despite early success fizzeled at the world cup and then resigned after the whole captaincy issue.
Alison Mcready has already offered our Roy an ultimatum on her Facebook page: "If Roy Hodgson doesn't have me jumping up and down in celebration during the next world cup i will be bitterly disappointed."
So good luck and absolutely no pressure then Roy!
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