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After Euro 2016 disaster, Rio Ferdinand wants to become England football coach

After another disappointing Euro 2016 in France, England have begun searching for new coach to replace place of Roy Hodgson. Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has expressed desire to take up the daunting role
File Pix : Rio Ferdinand, former Manchester United and England defender

Post Euro 2016 France disaster , English football is looking forward to find their  way to success on International stage.  Following the departure of Roy Hodgson as coach , the race for the coach has begun in true earnest . Throwing his hat into the ring is the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. In a candid talk he  has admitted that he would relish the chance to become the head coach .

Other names are also doing the rounds that of English football club Sunderland head coach Sam Allardyce, who  is the current bookmakers’ favourite for the Three Lions’ job. Another reports claim that former German coach and 1990 World Cup and 1996 Euro Cup winner and current  US coach Jurgen Klinsmann has also been interviewed.

But Ferdinand, who won 81 caps with the national team, has now offered a diagnosis of England’s disastrous showing at the European Championship, and has also expressed an interest in entering management.

The former Man United defender believes a lack of team structure is behind the Three Lions’ shortcomings and has admitted he would relish the chance to take charge.

“When a player then is not performing too well as an individual, he can fall back on that platform of structure, the team, the unity. That’s why I should be a manager. All day,” Ferdinand was quoted as saying by Copa90.com on Friday when asked if he would take up the England coach’s job.

England bowed out of Euro 2016 after a  humiliating 2-1 defeat to Iceland in the Round of 16 clash.

“When you don’t know your starting XI when you get to the tournament, and you don’t know your best formation, there’s a problem. When you perform in a team, individuals can only perform to their greatest ability when the platform at the bottom is set, the foundations are set… the structure, the understanding of what you want your team to do,” the 37-year-old added.

IANS

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