What the papers said about . . . Don Howe

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The Independent Online
'No sooner had England lost one turnip when Graham Taylor quit than the FA were installing another as caretaker.' The Sun

'Howe might be too associated with old regimes for progressive minds. And the accolade from Charles Hughes that Howe is 'one of the best coaches, if not the best, in world football' would not appeal to popular opinion.' The Guardian

'Conservative by nature, the man who put the Boring in Arsenal is unlikely to make waves by demanding the sort of changes others would lay down as a prerequisite of their candidacy.' The Independent

'The two-tier idea of, say, Don Howe guiding Ray Wilkins is attractive but ultimately a gamble. Everything is, such is the failure of the overlords of Lancaster Gate to provide continuity and stability in the succession of England management.' The Times

'Hoddle, his true destiny finally at hand, can expect to fill the gap in the new England triumvirate. Howe is earmarked as Hoddle's father figure with Ray Wilkins, whose claims to the principal job would have been even stronger had he cut his teeth in club management, bringing youthful vigour to the under-21 and youth teams.' Daily Mail

'Turnip II? No thank you: Don Howe can huff and puff all he likes but the FA are still stalking him. Howe was quick to reject the chance . . . but international committee chairman Peter Swales is not giving up hope of landing him.' The Sun

'Don Howe dramatically thrust forward Terry Venables' name as No 1 contender after dismissing suggestions that he himself could be appointed caretaker boss.' Today

'Now even the part-time coach of Newbury Town has refused the poisoned chalice of the England managership, recommending that it pass to an out-of-work former company director instead.' The Independent