Alan Pardew has quickly said he is not in the running for the vacant England manager job.
Alan Pardew – not in the running for England job
Fabio Capello resigned at the worst possible time for England last night, and the FA will now need to appoint somebody to take over the reigns.
Fabio and the FA clashed over the firing of John Terry as England captain, and it seems Fabio couldn’t accept the decision when he met with the FA Chairman David Bernstein yesterday, in an hour long meeting.
And it is almost ceertain that the new manager will be English, and Alan believes that Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce are the leading contenders and have more experience then him for the position.
This is what Pardew said today:
As an Englishman I am proud to be in the frame but I am not in the running. I am happy here and want to see it through.
The passion is here and we have a project here. Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce are the right age for the job and that role but Harry is an outstanding candidate this time around.
When the job comes around again there might be some outstanding candidates from the Championship.
Redknapp has been priced as the clear front runner for the position at at 1-5 on at SkyBet.
Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce is currently second favorite at 15-2, but that would be a similar appointment to when the FA appointed Steve McClaren in December of 2007, after Sven Eriksson left, and that appointment was an absolute disaster.
Jose Mournho and Guus Hiddink are next in line at 12-1, but Alan Pardew is near the bottom at 100-1.
Harry Redknapp is the clear favorite at the moment, and it would behoove the FA to appoint somebody to the position as quickly as they can – especially if it’s going to be Harry.