With the Euro 2012 tournament only four months away Fabio Capello has left the preparations for the England football team in disarray.
Capello felt his authority had been undermined to such a great extent by the FA’s decision to remove the captaincy of the England team from John Terry – currently under investigation on suspicion of using racist slurs on the pitch – that he could not continue to coach the squad. (Professional Manager detailed the background to the FA’s management horror story earlier this week.)
While Capello’s team struggled in the last World Cup, England have qualified for the tournament in Ukraine and Poland, and have also blooded a number of younger players since the disappointment of South Africa 2010.
Deciding on who will replace Capello will now be the major issue for the FA to deal with. It has been suggested that Capello’s assistant Stuart Pearce, manager of England under-21′s and the GB Olympic team, will take charge on a temporary basis for the match against the Netherlands on the 29th February.
Harry Redknapp is favoured by the media. But with Spurs flying high in the Premier League amid the pressure of his recent court case – which only concluded with a not-guilty verdict earlier on today – would he be prepared to take the role?
So who will be lead the England charge for the Euro Championship? And how would your organisation deal with losing a senior member of staff at such a crucial time?
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