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07 January 2008 @ 12:20 pm
Sepp Blatter needs to shut-it  
So Sepp's blabbering again, saying that England is making a mistake by hiring a coach that is not of the same nationality as it's players.

To quote this bumbling idiot:

“I have never seen Italy, Germany, Brazil or Argentina with a coach from another country.

“In fact, most of the best teams have a coach from their own country.”

He should really learn to use Wikipedia.

Italy has had manager Lajos Czeizler from Hungary.

Germany has had manager Fred Pentland from England.

It's not an exhaustive list admittedly, but he shouldn't say "never" without a bit of fact-checking.

He acts like England has never done this before, either. Ahem, Sven-Göran Eriksson.

As for the rest of the world, ahem, Scolari for Portugal. And then there's Bora Milutinović - where has he NOT coached? He's up there with Guus Hiddink as a hired gun. And as much as it pains me to say it, Ricardo Lavolpe didn't do too shabbily for El Tri. For those digging back in history, Ernst Happel, an Austrian, led the Netherlands to a runner up slot in the 1978 World Cup.

Futhermore from the article:

"Blatter is also concerned for the future of the England team with the huge
number of overseas stars in the Premier League."

Oh really? Is he also concerned about the future of Spain with all the foreigners in La Liga? FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are definitely not Spanish-heavy with their players. And is he crying for Calcio - AC Milan is like Little São Paulo while Inter is like Little Buenos Aires. What's with all the bias towards England?
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