Race for U21s job goes on
One month after Stuart Pearce was fired on the 19th June 2013, The FA are yet to announce his replacement. Pearce’s qualification form was great however he lost all three of the games in the finals and did not have his contract renewed after.
Gareth Southgate is heavily expected to become the new U21s manager. He has international experience as a player famously missing a penalty in the 1996 Euro Semi Final against Germany. He managed Middlesbrough for over three years in which they slipped down and were relegated from the premier league.
Steve Mcclaren also a former Middlesbrough manager has also been strongly connected with the post. He guided the club to a Uefa Cup final where they were humiliated. He had an unsuccessful spell as England Manager and was labelled as a ‘wally with a brolly’ before moving to Fc Twente where he showed he was a good club manager.
Tim Sherwood the Tottenham Coach has also been linked with the job with many saying that the coaches brilliant qualities at working with youngsters was one of the reasons he should be considered. He has yet to manage a club and was appointed coach by Harry Redknapp.
Lastly rumours have been spreading that there have been meetings between FA representitives and both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew. These meetings have not been confirmed but Alan Pardew is expected to become the new England U21s manager by many people in Newcastle.