Paul Scholes Backs Spaniard for the England Managerial Role

Pep Guardiola has not had the best introduction to English football in the current campaign.


He has struggled to achieve a level of consistency required to win the league titles. Even though he has been immensely successful wherever he has been, Guardiola has not been able to produce the goods so far at Manchester City. Former Manchester United star Scholes, though, reckons that it is only a temporary phenomenon and that Guardiola should be back among the trophies sooner rather than later. He has also surprisingly backed the Spaniard to take over the England managerial role in the future.

England have had a tradition of appointing foreign managers without second thoughts. The likes of Eriksson and Fabio Capello are some of the high profile foreign managers to have coached the England national team. Even after these two names did not achieve major successes, the England FA did try to go after names like Luis Felipe Scolari and Jose Mourinho before failing to get both.

Scholes reckons that Guardiola would be a great fit for the England setup considering his record at promoting young players into the first-team. A few weeks, Guardiola hinted that he may not be a manager for long owing to the immense pressure in the job. It is likely that he may orient towards a national team job since it is less stressful and does not require day-to-day involvement.

“Hopefully Pep Guardiola coaches England someday. Yes, his style can triumph in the Premier League.Defensively he has to improve because the Premier League is very demanding every week. The people of Manchester get to enjoy two of the best coaches in the world from close by every week,” said Scholes. Scholes played under one of the most successful managers in the history of the game – Sir Alex Ferguson, but he has not showed interest in entering into management.