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The FA should approach Conte to take over the national team after the Euros. His Italy team were very good in Euro 2016. They lost to Germany in penalties. Given the current English talent particularly in fullbacks, I think Conte can help them reach a whole new level.

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7 hours ago, rgk_lfc said:

The FA should approach Conte to take over the national team after the Euros. His Italy team were very good in Euro 2016. They lost to Germany in penalties. Given the current English talent particularly in fullbacks, I think Conte can help them reach a whole new level.

Great shout and very sensible - but that goes against the public’s demand for an Engurlish man to lead the Brexit lions to success.

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12 hours ago, rgk_lfc said:

The FA should approach Conte to take over the national team after the Euros. His Italy team were very good in Euro 2016. They lost to Germany in penalties. Given the current English talent particularly in fullbacks, I think Conte can help them reach a whole new level.

He’s far too good to be going into international management at this stage of his career.

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11 minutes ago, toon25 said:

He’s far too good to be going into international management at this stage of his career.

I don't think he'd take any international job except Italy again. Strikes me as the sort who'd be quite patriotic in that regard. 

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4 hours ago, toon25 said:

He’s far too good to be going into international management at this stage of his career.

100% agreed. But he might be running out of options soon. He is far too volatile and demanding of his players to be accepted at Madrid, Barca, Bayern. Rumours that Madrid players went to Perez when they were linked to Conte. He is way too demanding of the board to be hired at Liverpool, Dortmund, Arsenal, Spurs. I cannot see him working with FSG and transfer committee. I can see him do very well at United or City post Ole and Pep. But there might be a big gap before these jobs become available. Also even with United, I can see him falling out when they fail to close the transfers he wants. 

I agree with @Froggy, I don't think he will take any international job other than Italy. But if he runs of options and is open to it, I think he can work wonders with this England squad. The players are there, the quality is there. He is able to tactically whip them into shape in a short period of time. If he can win the PL with Alonso and Moses at fullbacks, he can do some serious damage at the international level with Walker, James, TAA, Trippier, Shaw, Chilwell and all the attacking talent England have. 

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14 minutes ago, Fantail Breeze said:

Not sure who is thicker there - Ferguson or Everton (if offered).

Well who else are R Madrid going to get to hold up the subs board?

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Surely Everton can’t give Ferguson the job man.

As close to replacing Benitez with Bruce that you can get really - although still a long, long way from the same stupidity. 

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Ancelotti can't be compared with Rafa tbh. Just a few weeks ago, he was talking about how the rumours of interest from RM were unfounded and he wanted to stay for their new stadium!

Rafa stayed until the end of his contract while various more attractive job offers came along. He spoke about investment into the academy as a priority, about the training ground. Things other clubs seem to take for granted, we have to beg for and still don't get. In 3 years all that was done was a re-painting of the walls, apparently. He had every right to walk away because his contract expired, and traded Ashley's continued disinterest (remember Rafa's 3 years we had a negative £11m net spend) for a project in Dalian - owned by Wanda who have the naming rights for Atleti's ground, and formerly 20% of the club itself. He left us on the back of said broken promises for a 200 million pound training ground, maybe the best in the world. He was hamstrung in China because of the foreign player caps, which meant relying on youth, which explained the poor results as you're limited in that regard. He still had every right to leave us for that. That's ambition from Wanda, and he got a doubled wage in the process.

You can replace managers, but you can't replace the class and ambition Rafa has. Ancelotti I think strung Everton fans along - the day after he left for Madrid he spoke about how Everton's target differed from Madrid's justifying the move "target is to qualify for Europe and a few years ago to remain in the league." It's cold when 24 hours earlier you were their manager! 

Sorry for the essay :lol:

 

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