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Warnock - O'Neill Should Be Next England Boss!

Neil Warnock has called for Villa boss Martin O'Neill to be the next England boss!

The Irishman, who was close before only to be rejected following an interview, is perfect according to the Crystal Palace boss.

After the 2-2 draw v Villa yesterday, Warnock said:

'I hope Martin O'Neill is the next manager of England because he has done brilliantly for English football. We should all be proud of him. It's not easy to buy the English footballers - he's giving them all games at the top level and they are all blossoming.'

And on Villa game, he added on the Palace official site: 'The team Martin O'Neill put out was a fabulous compliment to us. We weren't far away. I can't explain how proud I am. That's what makes it so sad. It was a fantastic game. Villa have had to roll their sleeves up today to stay in this cup.'

Not so sure on this, however if Fabio Capello did choose to leave after this world cup (if he wins it, what is the point of sticking around, there is nothing else to achieve?!) then MON would bound to be a name in the frame again but would he - after being snubbed once - be interested?

I must admit, I do think that is the only missing bit to his career, an International job, so who knows, it is - as we've been told very reliably by Jimmy Greaves - a funny old game!

What do you think, could you really see a proud Irishman leading out the England team?!


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 15 2010

Time: 12:08PM

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I loved O'Neills answer yesterday when asked about his strong team selection. He said "because its the FA Cup" and looke dpuzzled why he was asked this. Its refreshing to see someone treat the competition like it should be treated unlike Wenger and co. Big fan of Monny
HuddersfieldYiddo
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15/02/2010 12:13:00

I loved O'Neills answer yesterday when asked about his strong team selection. He said "because its the FA Cup" and looke dpuzzled why he was asked this. Its refreshing to see someone treat the competition like it should be treated unlike Wenger and co. Big fan of Monny
HuddersfieldYiddo
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15/02/2010 12:13:00

agreed huddersfield, was very funny, especially the look of 'and' on his face after he responded. Was almost total amazement at the question, wtf wouldn't I field a strong team?! lol
The Fear
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15/02/2010 12:17:00

agreed huddersfield, was very funny, especially the look of 'and' on his face after he responded. Was almost total amazement at the question, wtf wouldn't I field a strong team?! lol
The Fear
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15/02/2010 12:17:00

Appy Arry said the same thing, and scorned Bolton for not thinking the same way. Although I can understand Bolton making PL survival priority! But to get back to the question, yes, I can easilly imagine MON as England boss. And I think he would do a great job. But not at the moment. He is happy at Villa, has a great chairman behind him in Mr Lerner, he is successful, everyone is praising him, Villa are all the time improving... so why would he want to risk losing that for the hottest and least enviable job in football? ...... only the money can tempt anyone in Martins position to take the England job, and I really don't think he is interested in more money, he has enough and is happy where he is!
villa_de
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15/02/2010 12:26:00

Appy Arry said the same thing, and scorned Bolton for not thinking the same way. Although I can understand Bolton making PL survival priority! But to get back to the question, yes, I can easilly imagine MON as England boss. And I think he would do a great job. But not at the moment. He is happy at Villa, has a great chairman behind him in Mr Lerner, he is successful, everyone is praising him, Villa are all the time improving... so why would he want to risk losing that for the hottest and least enviable job in football? ...... only the money can tempt anyone in Martins position to take the England job, and I really don't think he is interested in more money, he has enough and is happy where he is!
villa_de
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15/02/2010 12:26:00

Harry might be a better bet at International level IMO, but with his 'baggage' that won't happen. Cappello is doing a great job anyway.
krfeskivilla
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15/02/2010 13:04:00

Harry might be a better bet at International level IMO, but with his 'baggage' that won't happen. Cappello is doing a great job anyway.
krfeskivilla
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15/02/2010 13:04:00

Monnys a midlander, Leicester, Forest, Villa. He with the best team in the midlands now
Raunds Villain
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15/02/2010 13:10:00

Monnys a midlander, Leicester, Forest, Villa. He with the best team in the midlands now
Raunds Villain
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15/02/2010 13:10:00

Then we would have Boring Boring England... No thanx
Mix26
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15/02/2010 13:20:00

Then we would have Boring Boring England... No thanx
Mix26
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15/02/2010 13:20:00

England don't deserve him after appointing McClaren ahead of him. (After being interviewed too, tut tut.)
StuLinney
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15/02/2010 13:43:00

England don't deserve him after appointing McClaren ahead of him. (After being interviewed too, tut tut.)
StuLinney
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15/02/2010 13:43:00

Mix26 - he'd do a better job than 'arry.
benji_starsky_avfc
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15/02/2010 17:45:00

Mix26 - he'd do a better job than 'arry.
benji_starsky_avfc
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15/02/2010 17:45:00

Warnock says a lot and most of it, surprisingly, is right!
merlin
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15/02/2010 19:38:00

Warnock says a lot and most of it, surprisingly, is right!
merlin
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15/02/2010 19:38:00

There'd be nobody better equipped to take on the role after Capello in my opinion. We're nearing the end of the 'golden generation' with Beckham, Lampard and Gerrard, amongst others, nearing the end of their international careers. If MON was to be England manager at this time then he'd be the perfect choice. He's constantly displaying his eye for young English talent and would have no qualms about picking players. Would it be boring, boring England? F off would it, Villa aren't boring and are set up to play attacking football. He'd have Rooney for England so I imagine he'd pick the Villa's English contingent so imagine Rooney in the Villa team with Lennon, Bale, Defoe, Joe Hart, Sturridge, Barry, Lescott etc etc. It'd be a hell of a team and Villa could/would win the world cup! Whether he would want the job is a different matter though.
JayVFC
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15/02/2010 19:48:00

There'd be nobody better equipped to take on the role after Capello in my opinion. We're nearing the end of the 'golden generation' with Beckham, Lampard and Gerrard, amongst others, nearing the end of their international careers. If MON was to be England manager at this time then he'd be the perfect choice. He's constantly displaying his eye for young English talent and would have no qualms about picking players. Would it be boring, boring England? F off would it, Villa aren't boring and are set up to play attacking football. He'd have Rooney for England so I imagine he'd pick the Villa's English contingent so imagine Rooney in the Villa team with Lennon, Bale, Defoe, Joe Hart, Sturridge, Barry, Lescott etc etc. It'd be a hell of a team and Villa could/would win the world cup! Whether he would want the job is a different matter though.
JayVFC
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15/02/2010 19:48:00

Bale is welsh, wish he wan't as I agree he is very good, was hoping we would get him before Spurs realised this, but too late now as he is playing great
ant1ant1
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15/02/2010 20:25:00

Bale is welsh, wish he wan't as I agree he is very good, was hoping we would get him before Spurs realised this, but too late now as he is playing great
ant1ant1
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15/02/2010 20:25:00

Ah, my mistake. You see what I'm getting at though.
JayVFC
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15/02/2010 21:17:00

Ah, my mistake. You see what I'm getting at though.
JayVFC
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15/02/2010 21:17:00

Yeah, MON or not the future is bright for England, as long as Rooney stays fit, he is becoming a monster of a player
ant1ant1
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15/02/2010 21:24:00

Yeah, MON or not the future is bright for England, as long as Rooney stays fit, he is becoming a monster of a player
ant1ant1
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15/02/2010 21:24:00

I think he'd be a great England manager
herringthorpe
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15/02/2010 21:43:00

I think he'd be a great England manager
herringthorpe
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15/02/2010 21:43:00

ATM he is an obvious choice but still has an unfinished job at VP! Would hate to lose him now as we are just knocking on the door of the top four (poetic aye!). Not sure if MON left who I would like to replace him tho?
holte ender 1969
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16/02/2010 02:08:00

ATM he is an obvious choice but still has an unfinished job at VP! Would hate to lose him now as we are just knocking on the door of the top four (poetic aye!). Not sure if MON left who I would like to replace him tho?
holte ender 1969
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16/02/2010 02:08:00

Dik26 did you see Palace v Villa in the FA cup? did you think that was boring??
claretandbluearmy
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16/02/2010 08:36:00

Dik26 did you see Palace v Villa in the FA cup? did you think that was boring??
claretandbluearmy
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16/02/2010 08:36:00

I find it funny when people talk about who should replace Capello as manager, he is the best manager in the World, England are bloody lucky to have him but all anyone can do is speculate as to who should replace him, Hodgson and O'Neill both being the current flavours of the month. How about the England fans just enjoy having a good manager for a change and then when he decides to leave by all means speculate all you like.
young_jonah
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16/02/2010 08:47:00

I find it funny when people talk about who should replace Capello as manager, he is the best manager in the World, England are bloody lucky to have him but all anyone can do is speculate as to who should replace him, Hodgson and O'Neill both being the current flavours of the month. How about the England fans just enjoy having a good manager for a change and then when he decides to leave by all means speculate all you like.
young_jonah
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16/02/2010 08:47:00

^^^^^^makes perfect sense.
holte ender 1969
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16/02/2010 09:49:00

^^^^^^makes perfect sense.
holte ender 1969
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16/02/2010 09:49:00

Apparently O'Neill's "demands" scuppered the move last time around which is ridiculous. I'd have picked O'Neill over McClaren and Allardyce any day. However, with the likes of Dave Whelan preaching to the media every day that our manager MUST BE ENGLISH - we ended up with McClaren. That worked eh Dave!
Nellup
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16/02/2010 10:16:00

Apparently O'Neill's "demands" scuppered the move last time around which is ridiculous. I'd have picked O'Neill over McClaren and Allardyce any day. However, with the likes of Dave Whelan preaching to the media every day that our manager MUST BE ENGLISH - we ended up with McClaren. That worked eh Dave!
Nellup
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16/02/2010 10:16:00

Always liked Warnock, passionate, thoughtful, articulate and a complete nutter on match days. He's wrong about this though. Give it to Hiddink whose credentials in Europe are more suited. No suitable English candidates. However, MON's ego would see him take it. One step beyond his beloved mentor. Madness, I know but he doesn't have the Villa in his bones yet. Are we just another job I wonder?
northamptonvillan
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16/02/2010 18:26:00

Always liked Warnock, passionate, thoughtful, articulate and a complete nutter on match days. He's wrong about this though. Give it to Hiddink whose credentials in Europe are more suited. No suitable English candidates. However, MON's ego would see him take it. One step beyond his beloved mentor. Madness, I know but he doesn't have the Villa in his bones yet. Are we just another job I wonder?
northamptonvillan
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16/02/2010 18:26:00

northamptonvillan, we may not even be "another job", we may just be a vehicle for MoN to get his own back on the FA for rejecting him. He may be buying up all the English talent to become the best in Europe so as to cock a snook at the FA. On another note; who was the last England manager to NOT disappear into obscurity afterwards? The last umpteen dozen ex England bosses seem to all have fallen into big deep black holes. MoN is too young for that.
andy5759
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16/02/2010 19:21:00

northamptonvillan, we may not even be "another job", we may just be a vehicle for MoN to get his own back on the FA for rejecting him. He may be buying up all the English talent to become the best in Europe so as to cock a snook at the FA. On another note; who was the last England manager to NOT disappear into obscurity afterwards? The last umpteen dozen ex England bosses seem to all have fallen into big deep black holes. MoN is too young for that.
andy5759
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16/02/2010 19:21:00

 

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