Kevin Keegan, the ex-Newcastle United manager who resigned his post just last week, has said he is now ready to take up a football manager's job again, and wants to be the next England boss.
Keegan, 57, told Magpies' owner Mike Ashley that he couldn't remain as coach at St James' Park if he wasn't in charge, and if someone else was buying and selling his players, and resigned last Friday. Now though, he sees the England team job as ideal, because no players are bought or sold, and the most stressful thing he would have to do, would be to liaise with Premier League club managers.
The ex-Messiah has already had one stab at the international job, having taken charge between February 1999 and October 2000, but then got fed up and left.
With a few more silvery-grey hairs on his head these days, Keegan now feels he has the experience to be able to handle the volatile temperaments of Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez in the constant battle for players.
The FA have said that any kind of negative England result against Croatia in Zagreb tonight will mean almost-certain change, and whilst it may seem to some that current boss Fabio Capello hasn't had enough time to make an impression, the national team's failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, is something the FA, themselves, and, more importantly, the fans, will not tolerate.