Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Five leading candidates for England manager

14 July 2016, 08:55

London -AFP Sports looks at the five leading candidates for the England manager's job vacated by Roy Hodgson when he resigned after losing to Iceland at Euro 2016 (according to the bookmakers):

Sam Allardyce (Sunderland) odds 2/5 on

The one surefire candidate as his club helpfully revealed on Wednesday he had held talks with the three wise men on the FA panel. The 61-year-old -- inevitably dubbed "Big Sam" -- is as uncompromising in his coaching style as he was as a central defender, although he did modify his direct approach a bit when asked to at West Ham. He rejected accusations from Jose Mourinho that his team played "19th Century football". Has never won silverware in England but is respected for his ability to get the most out of players even with limited ability. Question is: Is he a better manager now than he was 10 years ago when he was also interviewed for the top job and lost out to Steve "the wally with the brolly" McClaren?

Jurgen Klinsmann (United States) 8/1

Engaging, charismatic and a free spirit, the German -- who has experience of English football having played for Spurs -- has managed Germany, when they hosted the 2006 World Cup, and guided them to the semi-finals. A tough spell at Bayern Munich has been followed by happier times with the United States. But a 4-0 thumping by Argentina in the Copa America semi-finals illustrated the chasm in class that exists with the top teams and could prompt him to look elsewhere. Linked with the Southampton job, which went to Claude Puel, the 51-year-old is under contract till 2018. Would be a refreshing choice, but plenty of US football fans would be happy to see him go.

Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) 14/1

The young buck greatly admired for what he has achieved with limited resources at Bournemouth in not only guiding them to the Premier League for the first time but keeping them up. The football he advocates has also won him admirers, but at just 38 his inexperience -- despite being a manager for seven years -- will probably make the FA hesitate. His chances would improve were he to keep Bournemouth up again in the forthcoming season. On the other hand the FA may feel that having tried the foreign route and then the experienced hand in Fabio Capello and Hodgson -- and seen them fail at major championships -- why not take a leap into the unknown with a younger, English man.

Steve Bruce (Hull) 16/1

Similar in mould to Allardyce, another former rugged centreback, although he won considerably more silverware as a player at Manchester United. The 55-year-old has, like Allardyce, had a fair few clubs during his managerial career. But unlike the older Englishman Bruce has come within a hair's breadth of winning a trophy, his Hull side being beaten by Arsenal in extra-time of the 2015 FA Cup. He has also managed to regain their Premier League status after just one season in the second tier. However, while engaging and no fool, there are question marks over his ability to step up to the very top level.

Glenn Hoddle (unattached) 20/1

For a man ridiculed over his beliefs, including on reincarnation, this would be supreme vindication on every level. It would be his second incarnation as England boss after the first ended 17 years ago not because of poor results but because of remarks about disabled people. No doubting the 58-year-old has an acute football brain -- which transferred neatly from his glorious playing days -- but he hasn't held a managerial position for 10 years, since he was in charge of Wolves. Has been a TV pundit since and that -- as several have found, like Gary Neville and Alan Shearer -- is not easy to transfer from the studio to the dugout.



Iwobi: I nearly signed for West Ham

28 October 2016, 16:20

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
What do men mean when they say th...

As much as men think they are the ones confused by relationships, they have a better idea of it than most women actually do. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Rift Valley leaders to hold meeti...

Rift Valley leaders will hold a meeting to decide DP William Ruto's place in the Jubilee Party following emergence of Peter Kenneth as a main challenger to his place within the current structure. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto, not Kenneth the main man...

DP William Ruto will be the main man for the Jubilee Party in 2022, Kiraitu Murungi insists. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Jittery times for DP Ruto as Kenn...

Peter Kenneth is a genuine threat to DP William Ruto's 2022 State House bid... and the DP's allies know it. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
I will name those sabotaging DP R...

A Jubilee Party Governor says that he will name and shame those within Jubilee he says are undermining DP William Ruto's 2022 State House plans. Read more...