The FA have form. They do not like free spirits. They do not like inspirational managers because inspirational managers create problems. They do not follow orders or respect position. They win football matches and gather the players around them. They develop a team mentality and natural winners only care about one thing. Winning is the only game in town. Politics has nothing to do with winning and of course that is why Brian Clough was never entertained despite his extraordinary record.
Alf Ramsey won us the World Cup in an era before politicians became all powerful. He was allowed to be himself and manage the team as he saw fit. He dropped Jimmy Greaves at the eleventh hour for Geoff Hurst and was proven correct. Can you imagine Roy Hodgson dropping Wayne Rooney for say Peter Crouch?
I fear that once again we have deja vous. The obvious candidate has been ignored for a guy who frankly probably cannot believe his luck. At this late stage he now has his old age secured. He only has to produce a winning team. Simple innit!!