Search for new England manager branded a 'farce'

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While England eagerly awaits the news of exactly who will be stepping up to take control of the helm for the national football squad, some critics have become disillusioned with the whole process...

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Among those critics is former England captain Terry Butcher; he has recently spoken to the sporting press and expressed his views on the Football Association's attempts to find a manager for the England squad.

Former England manager Fabio Capello stepped down from his position during February following a disagreement over the removal of England captaincy from John Terry. Now - according to the FA's Head of Development, Sir Trevor Brooking - in the build up to the impending Euro 2012 competitor, it appears that the appointment could be made as late as 'just a few days before the tournament begins'.

"I think it's a farce," commented Butcher. “We've got two warm-up games in May before the European Championships.

“You're looking to get a settled squad and an idea of what that the starting side will be for the first match at the Euros and we're a million miles away from that,” he added.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is currently considered by many to be 'the popular choice' when it comes to potential candidates to fill the position; however, caretaker boss Stuart Pearce has said that he is still available to step up to the plate at Euro 2012 tournament and manage the side.

"I think the FA must be bolder and if they want [Tottenham Hotspur manager] Harry Redknapp, really go for him. If that's not to be the case, then get someone else in, if that's what they want to do," suggested Butcher.

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