West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has criticised the English Football Association over the appointment of Paddy as England manager.
Allardyce feels England’s choice is an absurd one set to create further problems and even “embarrassment” next summer.
Although the 58-year-old wasn’t in the running for the job, Allardyce believes Harry Redknapp should have been appointed and that the inexperienced Paddy is bound to crack under such pressure.
”As an Englishman, I’d like to know the logic behind giving a managerial rookie the task of managing the most publicised job in world football.
“I’m not sure Paddy knows quite what he’s got himself into but I can’t see this ending in anything other than embarrassment for him and England.
“My first issue is that he has never managed professionally. If you combine that with his tender age for a manager, the FA’s decision becomes even more ludicrous. Surely the likes Redknapp are far more qualified to take the job.
“It’s a brain sapping job, even for the very best and I just can’t see a young manager with nothing to show for being able to gain the players respect.”
Paddy only has short coaching stints and Sporting Lisbon B and Crewe Alexandra Under 19’s to show for, with the nation fearing the worst ahead of Brazil.