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The Caretakers – The England managers who didn’t hang around

by | 29th, February 2012
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THE day is upon us, and England Expects… not very much really, if we are honest about it.

It’s Stuart Pearce’s first game as caretaker manager of the national team and the omens aren’t great. Previous friendlies against World Cup runners-up have been largely miserable experiences for England, and the records of previous caretaker bosses are nothing to write home about either. So how does “Psycho” match up against his predecessors?

JOE MERCER (1976)

PEDIGREE

Joe lost seven seasons of his playing career to the Second World War, but still managed to win three titles (with Everton and Arsenal) and two FA Cups (also with Everton and Arsenal). He won five caps for England before the war, and played in 28 unofficial wartime

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