BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Englands coaching crisis

he prospect of England hiring a foreign coach used to be unthinkable, yet now none of the leading candidates for the vacant post are home-grown.

Jose Mourinho, Phil Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Fabio Capello and Northern Ireland’s Martin O’Neill are the favourites for Steve McClaren’s former job, with Stuart Pearce and Alan Shearer trailing behind them as the best-placed Englishmen.