Liverpool legend Fowler tips former rival for England top job
By Alex Taylor
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should become the new England boss, with Alan Shearer as his number two.
Roy Hodgson resigned following the Three Lions’ humiliating exit from the European Championships on Monday.
England were dismissed from the tournament after losing 2-1 to Iceland in the last 16 and the FA will now look to appoint a new man to guide the national team forward.
Fowler is convinced that a combination of the experience of Wenger and the passion of his former Premier League striker rival Shearer is what is needed to rejuvenate England.
“For me though, the right manager is the best manager…not an English manager,” Fowler told the Mirror. “Right now, there’s only one name: Arsene Wenger.
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“Yes, his teams have flattered to deceive in recent years, but he knows how to win, and he has a conviction in the way he plays.”
“I think he’d be perfect, especially with someone like Alan Shearer to provide passion and tournament knowledge alongside him.”
England are yet to come close to winning a major tournament since reaching the semi-final of Euro 96 and haven’t won anything since the World Cup in 1966.
The current squad of players had been praised by pundits over their qualifying campaign but failed to perform when it came to the tournament matches, failing to beat Russia, Slovakia and Iceland.