Monday, 6 September 2010

John Toshack

As I write, it appears, from BBC Wales reports, that John Toshack is minded to step down from the Welsh managership. It would be his own decision, and no pressure has been put on him by the Welsh FA.

Toshack is probably the most technically equipped manager Wales has had. He and Brian Flynn have brought on the most talented group of young players for a generation. What he hasn't done, it seems to me, is enthuse the team. What was clearly missing in Montenegro at the weekend was self-belief and a real desire to win. Toshack is quoted as saying that he has taken the team as far as he can. To my mind, that is a long way. What is needed now is someone who can take his squad and inspire them to run through walls for Wales, something we haven't seen, in my opinion, since the days of Mike England.

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