Antonio picks his next England boss

West_Ham_Michail_Antonio4_594Michail Antonio wants another former Irons boss to take over as England boss – Alan Pardew.

Having been called up by departed Sam Allardyce the Hammers wideman said: “The manager I really like and who’s done well over the years, I’d say Alan Pardew, I was with him at Southampton and I think he’s a quality manager, I think he’d do well as England manager.

“I wouldn’t say it’s important the England manager is English, [but] it would be a nice feel to it and it would be easier to get things put across to the players.”

Alan_Pardewctrue-faithdotcodotukAlthough he did not win a cap in Allardyce’s sole game against Slovakia, Antonio has no fears about breaking into the England team.

“Not at all,’ he went on. “It’s just one of those things, I’m a footballer, I’ve got perform, and if I’m performing the way I am performing it’ll be hard for the next England manager to ignore me.”


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2 comments on “Antonio picks his next England boss

  1. Antonio you need to start backing up your defenders and fellow midfielders rather than only tracking back half the distances you did last season, then you will be anEngland regular. As for Pardew on a football level he would be a yes for me, probably with Pardew in charge we would win all our away matches so any championship away from England we would win because he is far more prolific at playing away than Sven ever was 😉

  2. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to apply for the England job,its a poison chalice.I think the expectations, of the FA and the fans are too high,for the players that are available. Its a job for a manager that can make the team better than the sum of its parts. Might get slated but IMO a good shout could be Arsenne Wenger.COYI

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