Mills responds to Lineker remark

11 October 2013 09:01

Former England full-back Danny Mills has hit back at Gary Lineker for calling the majority of those confirmed as Football Association commission members "utterly pointless".

Mills was this week named as one of the 10-man commission formed in a bid to improve the England team's fortunes going forward.

The think tank will include FA chairman Greg Dyke, former England manager Glenn Hoddle, plus Football League chairman Greg Clarke and FA vice-chairman Roger Burden.

The likes of League Managers' Association chairman Howard Wilkinson, incoming Professional Footballers' Association chairman Ritchie Humphreys and Crewe director of football Dario Gradi are also confirmed appointments.

While talks are ongoing into the final make-up, Lineker believes the names already in the public domain have been poor choices by Dyke.

The Match of the Day presenter said on Twitter: "No wonder they announced Glenn Hoddle early on @FA commission. Most of the others are utterly pointless. Expected better from Greg Dyke."

Those comments were met by an angry response from commission member Mills.

The 36-year-old said on BBC Radio Five: "Gary's quite welcome to his own opinion, of course, but I think when you get that situation - has he volunteered himself? Has he come down to the FA?

"Has he phoned up Greg Dyke and said, 'look, you know I am one of the greatest England players that ever played, I have some ideas'?

"Rather than the sanctuary of the Match of the Day studio, come and put your ideas on the line and see what people think of that."

Source: PA