The London journos are all doing some crying on Twitter alright tonight, now that it looks like their beloved 'Arry isn't getting the job. Talk about noses put out of joint.
"But the England players all wanted him!!!!" Yeah, let's allow the players dicate who the manager should and shouldn't be. The irony is that these same journos are the ones who slagged off the Chelsea players for using player power to get AVB the sack, and then magically started playing well again for Di Matteo because they like him. However, when it comes to England and their mate, Mr Rent-a-Quote getting the job, they're more than happy to claim player power is a reason for 'Arry to get the job.
There are lots of good reasons why Hodgson is getting the job. He's got more experience of the world game, has been successful in Europe (more than Redknapp has), comes with no baggage, doesn't require millions in compo to attain, and is also willing to be based in the Midlands (he doesn't even have to move), to be near the new England academy opening at Burton soon. To hear some journos comparing Redknapp not getting the job to Brian Clough in the 1970s & 1980s is ridiculous. Clough won the league and two European Cups, he was a far better manager than Redknapp is, and that was a far bigger travesty.