Big Gene Scolari will be next England manager. Your heard it here first (possibly)

BREAKING NEWS Gene Hackman-lookalike Big Phil Scolari has, according to the BBC, been offered the England manager's job. FA chief exec Brian Barwick is out in Lisbon at the moment finalising Scolari's contract.

So, another foreign manager! Actually, I like Big Phil a lot and his track record is superb - but it will be interesting to see – if the Beeb are right – why Martin O'Neill wasn't chosen… bit of a smack in the teeth for all English-born managers too.