Gold calls for English boss
Published : 10 Sep 2010 12:00:39
West Ham chairman David Gold wants the rules changed to stop the Football Association "prostituting" itself by hiring another foreign England manager.
Gold disagreed with the appointments of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello, believing a manager should only be eligible to represent his own country.
"I want to see an England manager. I would love to see the law changed. I think the law ought to be that all managers throughout the world have to meet the same criteria the players meet," Gold, whose club employ Israeli Avram Grant as manager, told TalkSport.
He added: "Then you would have an English manager. Most countries choose a manager from their own country. We seem to be bucking the trend all the time.
"It has caused us more grief. Every time we do it there is a furore. We are almost prostituting ourselves when we bring in a manager from another country."
The FA, who replaced Eriksson with Steve McLaren in 2006, have confirmed they will look to appoint an Englishman when Capello leaves the job after the 2012 European Championships.
Harry Redknapp, Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce have already confirmed they would be interested in taking the job.