As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Reading boss Coppell happy to take England caretaker job

Steve Coppell has offered his services as temporary England manager if it helps The Football Association get the right man in the long term.

Coppell likes to retire away from media attention but he is willing to step into the line of fire - albeit temporarily - to help his country.

FA chief executive Brian Barwick may find he has to wait until the end of the season, or even after Euro 2008, to get his man - and Coppell has offered to act as a managerial stop-gap.

"I'll hold the fort," he said in The Independent.

"I'll do both jobs during that period and give Brian Barwick time to choose who he thinks is the right man."



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free