Duncan’s departure

We knew it was coming, so it came as no surprise that Duncan Fletcher today resigned as England coach. As Andrew Miller notes in his piece, all coaching careers (like politicians’) have to end in failure. Fletcher, for all his faults in the past 18 months, has been the single most important figure in the English game over the last eight years. England needs someone new, less jaded and cynical – a bright-eyed replacement with fresh ideas. But let’s not forget what he has given to his adopted country.

Your thoughts? Are you sad, surprised or sullen about his resignation? Who should replace him?

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