Collymore Backs Klinsmann For England Job
Next Permanent England Manager
Speaking exclusively on his dedicated BoyleSports Q&A on Periscope on Friday afternoon, Stan Collymore addressed a diverse range of questions with most centring around the next England manager and Wayne Rooney.
Collymore ruled out Gareth Southgate for the England job straight away while he thinks the time has passed for candidates such as Sam Allardyce and Harry Redknapp.
He commented that six years ago, Glen Hoddle would have been a good option but not now.
“When I see him on television now, I think he’s talked a hell of a lot of rubbish in this tournament. I watched him a lot and I think that Glen believes he’s a tactical genius and I don’t think that’s showed in his last few jobs, so that’s a no for me.”
Current 10/3 favourite for the job, Jurgen Klinsmann, gets Collymore’s vote as does 28/1 shot Slaven Bilic.
He then proceeded to address Wayne Rooney’s place within the England squad. With tongue firmly in cheek he quipped that “At the rate he’s going now, we’re probably going to be talking about Wayne Rooney captaining England at Russia 2018 as a central defender! He’s gone from central striker to number 10 to orthodox midfielder to holding midfielder, so now Wayne Rooney is going to be a great centre half alongside Chris Smalling.”
He stated that Rooney should retire and the captain’s armband should be given to Chris Smalling in the short term and maybe Eric Dier or Dele Ali in the long term.