Well a good manager is important but this fantasy is not a realistic foundation for success in international football. On the contrary. Believing there is a short cut to success, we ignore our deficiencies. Spirit and effort are mystically emphasised - everything else is devalued by implication: technical ability, intelligence, tactics, professionalism, fitness, practising penalty kicks. There is ludicrous optimism and exaggerated expectations, a readiness to look for excuses and scapegoats, and delusional thinking generally.
We need a realist. The trouble with Keegan is that he gives the appearance of believing the myths.