England's Worst Ever Manager
So unless you’ve been living on rock this week, You will know Sam Allardyce has stepped down as England Manager for allegedly negotiated a £400,000 deal to act as an ambassador overseas and offered advice on how to get around transfer rules that are laid down by his employers the FA.
But where does Big Sam rank amongst the worst managers of the national team - The V2 Football Podcast team have nominanted who they think is the worst England Manager - Please Vote for who you think is England's Worst Ever Manager.
Steve McClaren – Nominated by Anthony Kendrick
Nominated for his failure to even reach Euro 2008 playoffs. Steve McClaren attempt to qualify for Euro 2008 was nothing short of a disaster.
He started by immediately dropping Captain David Beckham.
The Team dropped seven points in the first five games and were left needing to beat Croatia at home to reach the finals. England failed and McClaren was quickly sacked.
It was the first time that England had failed to qualify for the Euros since 1984, when only eight countries were able to qualify.
McClaren would hence forth be known as the 'Wally with a Brolly'
Kevin Keegan – Nominated by Ashley Calver & Chris Lappin
Nominated for his failures at Euro 2000 and England's last game at Wembley.
Kevin Keegan bid for Euro 2000 glory started well going 2-0 up against Portugal, and then his tactical short falls came to the fore and the tournament crumbled around him. His continuance of picking Phil Neville surely garaunteed him a place as one of worst England managers ever.
His shame was confirmed when losing to the "old enemy" Germany in the last ever game at the old Wembley, the home of football was no more and Keegan resigned in the Wembley toilets much like the state of the national team at that time, it was in my eyes the start of our countries demise.
His only contribution to English football is bringing David Ginola into all our lives.
Graham Taylor – Nominated by Richard Hudson & Shane Lees
Nominated for his failure to qualify for the 1994 World Cup.
Graham Taylor's time as England manager started relatively positively after an unbeaten run that lasted 12 games.
Things quickly collapsed in 1992 when the team were dumped out of Euro' 92 without a single win. In 1993, England only won four of their 11 games.
Taylor's meltdowns during the World Cup 94 qualifying were captured for all to see in the fly-on-the-wall documentary, 'An Impossible Job'.