Robben tells FA to end coach hunt

Robben tells FA to end coach hunt

LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Robben tells FA to end coach hunt

Arjen Robben was lethal for the Netherlands as he scored two goals against England during the two teams’ friendly game at Wembley Stadium in London. AFP photo

Arjen Robben warned the Football Association they must make a quick decision over the next England manager after his brilliant double fired the Netherlands to a 3-2 friendly win at Wembley.

Robben’s superb solo effort opened the scoring for the Dutch in the Feb. 29 friendly and his majestic strike in stoppage time crushed England.

England caretaker manager Pearce hardly boosted his credentials to replace Fabio Capello, who resigned last month, but the FA board are still no closer to appointing a successor to the Italian.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp remains the favorite for the job and, with only four months before Euro 2012, Bayern Munich winger Robben believes the FA need to get their new boss in place soon.

“There is always some excitement and drama with England,” Robben said. “Of course it is very important (for the manager) to work with a team and build on it.

“I think quite a few players were missing (against the Netherlands)). They have great potential. They have great individual players.”