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Personally I don't have any doubt that when Arry made it clear he would accept the England job if it was offered plans were put in place to find a successor.
This may have helped make the decision to let Arry go when he did not actually get offered the England job and if it did Arry has only himself to blame.
It may be that Levy has/had a replacement in mind but for whatever reason it has A) fallen through (excessive salary demands!) or B) whoever it is cannot commit to signing the contract yet (Laurent Blanc!)
If it is A then I hope they get it sorted ASAP to give the new man a chance in the transfer market and if its B then I would be reasonably happy if Blanc gets the job.
PS This is also then interesting IMHO - as even though Hodgson wasn't being put forward by all and sundry, he allegedly came out and said this:
I find it interesting in the terminology used. 'Pinnacle', 'honoured'....
maybe it's an 'old guard' thing. It's odd as you tend not to recall what managers other than your own do. I didn't take much notice of it at the time.
I wonder if West Brom started looking at the same time?
Interesting Sfer. So you think Levy would have started looking way back at the point of the 'pinnacle' interview?
(I like 'arry's consistency in this case, as he still used 'It would be hard to turn it down' as he did in the Lineker interview)
Or do you think Levy would have not bothered pre Feb court case - on the assumption that England (and maybe Spurs) wouldn't have wanted 'arry should he have lost.
Given that 'arry then made it clear ages back what he thought re England - you agree that Levy was probably looking then since Feb'ish?