Hoddle unsure if Mourinho will enjoy England job

Glenn Hoddle doesn't believe Jose Mourinho would enjoy international management.

Hoddle believes Mourinho would find it frustrating to adapt to coaching England after his success in club football with Porto and Chelsea.

"I wonder whether he would prefer to be a club manager, it looks to me that he wants to be hands-on," said Hoddle.

"I think he'd find it frustrating if he took the England job, he's obviously got the best out of Chelsea players but that was on a day-to-day basis.

"He wouldn't be able to do that with England and that is one of the frustrations the England manager will feel. Once you are away, you can't be at the clubs talking to your players - the managers wouldn't want that.

"It's frustrating getting a squad together, getting a good or bad result then waiting six weeks to three months for your next game and players are not there because they are injured. It's a different type of challenge."

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The Football Association have to decide whether to employ an English boss for the national team or go with a foreign coach.

Hoddle added: "I'd like an Englishman but there aren't too many choices out there.

"I feel Jose might not enjoy the job as much as he might believe going in. After a while I think he'd find it very frustrating. But if the results go your way it is the best job in the world. Results is what it's about."

Hoddle feels Mourinho is the best option to get England back on track after failing to qualify for Euro 2008.

"He's the obvious choice, he stands out with what he's done in English football and would know the players better than any other option if we did go foreign," said Hoddle on BBC Five Live's Sportsweek.

"He's been at Porto and won the Champions League with a limited squad so it would be unfair to call him a manager that only uses money.

"But Chelsea can pick right across the globe and England's squad is getting narrower and narrower. He would find that different."

Hoddle also believes Mourinho could work with the FA.

"I hope it's changed since I was there, I believe it has and it has moved forward," he said. "I don't know if he would have been able to work with the politics of 10 years ago but I think (chief executive) Brian Barwick is someone who has worked with companies and football people, and they've moved on.

"I don't think there would be too much of a problem there."

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