Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal

Suggestion for the next England manager

He knows all about winning trophies. He captained his country with great distinction, and as player or manager has won the World Cup and the European Championship. In fact, in his playing career he was an ever-present in three World Cups and his total of 19 appearances in finals has been beaten by only five players in the history of the game. With his club he won five domestic titles, one domestic cup, two Uefa Cups and was twice named his country's player of the year. Not a bad record, I am sure you agree. He already has a good knowledge of British football but more than that he has worked all over the world acquiring the global know-how that is the sine qua non of the 21st-century international coach.

He is tough, tenacious and guaranteed not to have "special relationships" with any of his players that might colour his objectivity about certain individuals. He is also brave enough to take risks, ring changes and experiment when he thinks he needs to.

Too good to be true? So who is it...
Berti Vogts!