Leading article: Sven - cut out and keep

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The Independent Online

This newspaper is proud of its efforts to minimise its impact on the environment. In order to save newsprint and, frankly, staff time, we should be grateful if readers would cut out the following two paragraphs and refer to the appropriate one after each of England's World Cup engagements over the next few months.

England wins: His private life is his own inscrutable business. But the qualities of intelligence and calm management that first brought Sven to English football continue to work their inscrutable magic.

England loses: We thought he knew what he was doing. But Tibetan poetry and designer specs are just a front, and inscrutability is no substitute for judgement. His private life is his own inscrutable business, but he has got to go.

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