According to a Sky Sports reporter, General Manager of Team Sky Dave Brailsford has been approached about the vacant England football manager’s position.

Orla Chennaoui posted the following tweet earlier today suggesting that the Team Sky boss has been approached regarding the job: “Sir Dave Brailsford all but admitted to me been approached about the England job. No more comment. Watch this space @SkySportsNewsHQ soon.”

Orla Chennaoui Tweet

Previous England manager Roy Hodgson resigned earlier this week after the team were knocked out of Euro 2016 by Iceland in the second round.

Brailsford was formerly the performance director of British Cycling and is currently general manager of Team Sky. Under his guidance, British cyclists have won multiple gold medals at the World Championships and Olympics and he has steered Team Sky to three victories at the Tour de France.

The Sun newspaper have also stated that the English FA have approached Brailsford saying that “they believe he can give valuable insight into the type of work needed to help produce an England team capable of delivering on the international stage.”

“There is a growing belief that a new approach has to be adopted with England players looking unable to cope with the demands and pressure of playing in major tournaments.”

“And officials belief Brailsford’s track record and methodical approach is the kind of expertise they want to harness.”


  1. Can’t possibly do any worse than the previous run of plonkers… Besides he’ll get £14million payoff for total and abject failure like Roy Hogson… No brainier Dave mate…

  2. Why not ?, just because he probably knows very little about Managing grossly overpaid underachieving footballers should stop him never stopped the FA appointing guys with similar attributes !!

  3. Use the Sir Clive Woodward model and have him as a manager in the business sense. Get the right team of people beneath him with the relevant specialist knowledge. But it would only work with zero influence from the FA.


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