Considering the overwhelming public preference for Harry Redknapp, the decision to appoint Roy Hodgson as
the next England manager came somewhat out of the blue. It raises the question - how much weight does a
nation’s opinion have when picking a new boss? Is it even taken into consideration?
Having spent a big figure on Fabio Capello, a similar figure would have had to have been dispensed to
hire the Tottenham manager. So, the first thought that popped into my head was that the final decision to hire
Hodgson was based on monetary reasons, but David Bernstein insists that "financial considerations did not
drive" the board’s thinking. Then, what did?
Finally, with the Euro’s not long away, why wait until the tournament is peering around the corner until
making the important call. The selection process seemed to labour on far too long. Simple question – Why?