Salgado backs Sam for England

The current coach of the Three Lions is set to step aside after

Euro 2012, ending a four-year reign. Speculation is already

mounting regarding who will succeed Capello, with numerous names

offered as possible choices. Among those to have been mentioned in

the past is Rovers manager Allardyce, who has plenty of Premier

League experience behind him. Spanish defender Salgado believes the

Football Association could do a lot worse than give his boss a call

when the job becomes free, with Allardyce able to boast all the

attributes required to coach at the highest level. He told the

Lancashire Telegraph: “Who is better for England than an English

manager who understands the English mentality and knows everything

about the English game, its strengths and weaknesses? “He did a

great job with Bolton. He is doing a great job with Blackburn

Rovers. He hasn’t had the money to sign the big players. You know

the talent of the manager when he has a small batch of players and

you are a competitive team. “The job he’s done over the last few

years has been magnificent. He is one of the reasons I came here to

England. I spoke with Ivan Campo and he said to me: ‘Go, because he

likes to work with experienced players’. “Sam was great. He told

me, ‘okay, don’t hurry, take your time, get used to the British way

of life and the club and the style of play because it is so

different to Spain’.”