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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 April 2006, 10:44 GMT 11:44 UK
Who will get Sven's job?
The Football Association's search for a successor to Sven-Goran Eriksson goes on - with no agreement yet on who will get the job.

BBC Sport rounds up the latest news and speculation as FA chief executive Brian Barwick, international committee chairman Noel White, Premier League chairman Dave Richards and FA vice-chairman David Dein search for a manager.

25 APRIL:

Sir Trevor Brooking is reportedly unhappy at the prospect of Luiz Felipe Scolari or a foreign coach becoming the next England manager.

England's director of football development apparently believes Scolari's appointment would not help develop other English managers.

The Sun reports an FA insider revealing Brooking's concerns that Scolari taking over would be a snub on the quality of English managers available.

Meanwhile, The Daily Star cites worries about Scolari's desire to develop English coaching talent under his stewardship.

So, while others on the FA board seem to have been convinced of Scolari's credentials, Brooking appears to be against the move.

But, if the FA want the Brazilian, they may be forced into a U-turn over when they announce Eriksson's successor.

The FA want to unveil the new England manager before the 2006 World Cup but Scolari maintains he is concentrating on masterminding Portugal's challenge at the finals and does not want to discuss another job until after the tournament.

That could open the door for Steve McClaren or Sam Allardyce taking over.

WHAT THE MANAGERS ARE SAYING

Alan Curbishley

Alan Curbishley:
17 April - "The whole thing is bizarre. Every day you are news and it's difficult when you are trying to run your club. Whenever I go into a press conference before a game it gets hijacked by people wanting to talk about England.

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce:
12 April - "I'd like to reassure everyone connected with Bolton that I'm looking for players so that we can continue to compete with the elite of English and European football."

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren:
21 April - "Obviously it's flattering, but it's due to the success of the football club, it's due to the success of what the players are doing on the park. Do I need to defend my record? No, it's there in black and white. You just have to look at the facts, and that's all I am. I manage a football team and I'm judged on results, end of story."

Martin O'Neill:
Former Celtic boss O'Neill is the only one of the five candidates believed to be on the FA's shortlist not to have made any comment so far.

Luis Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari
24 April - "I am coach of Portugal and I am only thinking and speaking about Portugal until the last day of the World Cup."

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

  • Send us your comments about the England manager's job using the form below and we will post a selection here.

    The England manager simply has to be an Englishman. We've tried the foreign option and it has not worked. Big Sam emulates best the three lions that we wear proudly on our shirts!
    Jamie Powell, England

    I just fail to understand why is it so important to have an English manager. I dont really see any English manager good enough to take the job.
    Jawed, United Kingdom

    There are no English managers who seem to have the necessary qualities. We should have got Hiddink - but now we should try to get Scolari. There is another alternative - persuade Sven to stay - the best England manager ever in my view!
    Peter Walsh, England

    The FA have really made a mess of it this time. It seemed as though they've painted themselves into a very tight corner with no way out. It would be hypocritical of the FA to expect Scolari to negotiate any deal before the World Cup.
    Deano, England

    The nice thing about Latin managers is that they're willing to take risks to get results, and that's exactly what England needs.
    Firas Attia, Iraq

    You can't choose an England manager based on nationality. Football is a world game, more now than ever before and to reflect that we need a manager who understands world football.
    Matt Burke, Hong Kong

    If Scolari was English there would be no hesitation choosing the next manager!
    Kamy, UK

    Tell the FA to stop procrastinating, be bold and make that appointment, after all there is a World Cup to concentrate on!
    Kevin Morgan, England

    Scolari is the man the FA should go for. The FA, however, seem to have completely made this selection proces a public one and that is not going to help Scolari as he is currently the Portugal coach.
    Maz, England

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  • VOTE RESULTS
    Who should be the next England manager?
    Sam Allardyce
    16%
    Alan Curbishley
    4%
    Steve McClaren
    10%
    Martin O'Neill
    37%
    Luiz Felipe Scolari
    33%
    184568 Votes Cast
    Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion

    Vote now closed


    SEE ALSO
    Scolari 'out of England running'
    16 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Curbishley in the dark on England
    13 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Hiddink set to become Russia boss
    10 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Curbishley envies O'Neill status
    10 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Scolari still in England's sights
    08 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Curbishley hints at Charlton exit
    07 Apr 06 |  Charlton Athletic
    No new FA talks yet - Curbishley
    02 Apr 06 |  Internationals
    Curbishley says race will hot up
    22 Mar 06 |  Internationals
    Charlton back Curbishley over job
    15 Mar 06 |  Internationals
    Curbishley cool on England link
    12 Mar 06 |  Premiership
    Allardyce rejects Beckham claims
    03 Mar 06 |  Internationals
    England 'set for British manager'
    10 Feb 06 |  Internationals
    FA trio to find next England boss
    02 Feb 06 |  Internationals
    Eriksson to quit after World Cup
    23 Jan 06 |  Football


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