FA reject Trev and Brian row

Last updated : 07 December 2007 By Plymouth_hammer

Reports had been circulating that whilst Barwick intends to go for a foreign manager of the highest quality, Brooking wanted a home-grown manager, such-as Alan Curbishley, in charge of the national side.

FA director of communications Adrian Bevington said, "There is no truth in any suggestion of a problem between Brian Barwick and Sir Trevor Brooking, or a conflict or difference of opinion of any sort in appointing the next England manager.

"It is totally without foundation. It is misleading to the public and grossly unfair on Brian and Sir Trevor, who are going about their work in a completely professional manner.

"This is not helpful at a time when we are doing all we can to ensure we get the right man and the best man for the England job, which is what the fans all want."