Pardew: England job should be on short-term basis

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 1:05

Alan Pardew: Ready for a key run of games

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says the England manager’s job should be for one tournament at a time.

Pardew, who is one of the favourites to replace England coach Roy Hodgson, believes the role should be judged on a tournament-by-tournament basis and says Hodgson should be axed if England fail again next summer at Euro 2016.

Pardew, when asked about being touted for the role, told The Times: “I don’t know about ‘the favourite’ but it’s a job I have specific views on. To give yourself the best chance the manager should be (appointed) tournament by tournament. You’re not building anything, you’re picking an instant best team to win a championship.

“How long have you got to work with them? Three training days every three months? Come on! If you’re going to have one of the biggest jobs in the world, which England manager is, you take it for one tournament. If you don’t succeed, it’s over.

“I might be misguided but if Roy doesn’t do well at the Euros, they should move him on, give it to somebody and say: ‘Here’s your tournament, win it’.”

Pardew, who has a hugely-impressive 55 per cent win ratio at Palace, has been tipped by fellow managers and bookies alike to replace Hodgson, 68, whose contract runs out after the European Championships.


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