Carragher likes Klinsmann for England job

The Three Lions' manager, Roy Hodgson, resigned in the immediate aftermath of that 2-1 defeat dubbed Brexit 2.0.

Gareth Southgate, Eddie Howe, Glenn Hoddle and Gary Neville have been touted as possible candidates, but FA chief executive Martin Glenn claimed yesterday that the governing body is open to appointing a foreign manager.

Sky Sports' Jamie Carragher has endorsed Klinsmann as the best choice to be England's next manager. My own view is that worldwide football should be about the best in your country against the best of someone else's.

"My own view is that worldwide football should be about the best in your country against the best of someone else's, so I had always favoured an Englishman but there can be no complaints if the FA look to a foreign coach", Carragher told the Daily Mail.

The former Germany striker has spent nearly five years at the helm in the States and led the national side to the semi-finals of the Copa America last week, albeit losing 4-0 to Argentina.

Carragher pointed out Shearer's poor stint with Newcastle United in 2009 when the club failed to stay in the top-flight competition as a reason for not appointing him.

"Shearer's patriotism is admirable but there is more to being a successful manager than just patriotism and emotion".

Carragher also blamed England's players for being simply too soft, both physically and mentally. "The Academy Generation - for that is what they are - are soft physically and soft mentally", the 38-year-old said.

"Roy Hodgson, inevitably, carries the can". England has never won a UEFA Euro Championship - they've made the semifinals only twice in 15 tournaments - and Monday's loss to Iceland reminded fans of their recent struggles.

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