Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Managers Are England United - Gerard Houllier

Managers Are England United - Gerard Houllier

From Vital England:

Premier League managers have joined together for the "England United" campaign to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

And Sir Alex Ferguson, winner of a record 11 Premier League titles, has promised any fan coming to England for the tournament that they would become part of the Manchester United "family".

The managers' support as individuals and through the League Managers Association comes ahead of FIFA President Sepp Blatter's visit to No 10 Downing Street to see Prime Minister David Cameron.

Led by Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Arsene Wenger, Roberto Mancini and Steve Bruce are all featured in a new video supporting the 2018 bid while all 20 Premier League managers, from seven countries across Europe, have also backed the campaign and praised the passion and facilities in England as ideal for a World Cup.

Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, who secured the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge and played in two World Cup tournaments, stressed that England, and particularly London, would be the "perfect setting" for the World Cup and noted that the diversity of cultures in this country would create a "fantastic atmosphere for fans and players alike".

Premier League managers have played a key role in the bid since its launch in May 2009. They have been involved in public bid events in host cities, private meetings with members of FIFA and have recorded personal messages of support for the bid shown to FIFA Executive Committee members around the world. Ferguson recently hosted the FIFA Inspection Team at Old Trafford during their visit to England in August.

Richard Bevan, Chief Executive of the League Managers Association, said:
"The LMA and its managers are fully committed to bringing the World Cup to England in 2018 and it is pleasing to see how many managers have given their time to assist with the campaign. I believe a World Cup in this country would inspire more people to become involved in coaching and management and create benefits for the game at all levels."

FIFA will make their decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Zurich on 2nd December.

Gerard Houllier, manager of Aston Villa:
"I have found an admiration and affection for English football wherever I have been. In the past few years the profile of the Barclays Premier League has reached new heights. It is to their credit that the people in English football are using this popularity as a platform for football, social and human development projects around the world."

As featured on Vital England (feel free to leave comments here and there, using your same vital logins on each).

Read the full article on this link - Managers Are England United.

What do you think?

Join the Vital England Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital England
Date:Thursday October 14 2010
Time: 3:15PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Probably the first time ever that all of the premier league managers have been united behind the one cause. Good, its pleasing to see them present a united front over such an important issue.
glensider
15/10/2010 21:00:00
0
Wonder if foreign owners would also speak out in support of England's 2018 bid? I mean take our very own Randy Lerner. Aren't the U.S.A. also chasing the 2018 tournament. You have to wonder who Randy would support.
glensider
15/10/2010 21:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

HK - Abdo & McKirdy Talk Soccer 7's Trophy

Khalid Abdo and Harry McKirdy have both been giving their thoughts on Aston Villa's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success last weekend.

Grealish Bags Brace On Full England U21 Debut

Youngster Jack Grealish made his England Under 21 debut in their last game against Portugal, and tonight he went one better on his full debut against Guinea.

Clark Linked To West Brom - Okore On The Future

Republic of Ireland centre half Ciaran Clark is again being linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion, and Jores Okore has been speaking about his future.

HK - Petty Delighted With Soccer Sevens Win

Coach Ben Petty has hailed the attitude of the youngsters who lifted the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens at the weekend.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

David Moyes would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment74%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other11%
Average appointment1%
No thanks appointment14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 teams cover good mileage in test
Latest Vital Boxing News
Makabu Threatens to Knock Bellew Out
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions758
2.The Fear416
3.kefkat311
4.sirdennis271
5.Lerner Out!245
6.Fulford226
7.glensider205
8.JuanPabloAngel182
9.DeanoVilla152
10.Thomas Holte144
Write for Vital Football