Sir Clive Woodward to switch from rugby to football?
Sir Clive Woodward is the head coach of the England rugby union team. Appointed in 1997, he has had stunning success, including winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup
. On Tuesday, the Daily Mail
carried an incredible story: Woodward was planning to turn his back on rugby
in favour of association football (soccer). Premiership club Southampton appear to be his next port of call
with his ultimate aim, the England football team.
Is it possible for a head coach to switch sports like this? Many experts think not
. Is there any previous example of a coach switching sports like this?
World Cup Fever!
The draw for the group stages of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan was made on 1st December. England got an awful draw: Argentina, Sweden and Nigeria. The USA look like they did much better: Portugal, Poland and one of the hosts, South Korea. As an Englishman, I'm pretty down about it at the moment.