Argentine legend Ardiles says 'England won't win soccer World Cup until 2046'

London, June 27 (ANI): Former Argentine footballer Ossie Ardiles has said that he believes England may not win the World Cup until 2046 unless there was a football revolution.

The Tottenham legend, who led Argentina to their 1978 World Cup victory, thinks the Three Lions may face tough times for 30 more years, The Sun reports.

Ardiles criticized a separate body of FA and the Premier League and said it was unlike most countries where there was a single body, adding that if England were to have any chances of winning, they would require eleven masters of the ball or one, two or three Iniestas to be practical.

Speaking about the various aspects of English football including the coaching standards of the nation, Ardiles said that the 105 million pounds St. George's training centre was a waste of money despite it being a beautiful place with spacious pitches and dressing rooms, adding that only one or two good players could come out from there.

Ardiles called the English football executive body a toothless one who just wore ties without any clue about football along with pointing fingers at the embarrassing technical ability of some of the English players.

However, he praised the English Premier League as the best league in the world, although he said that it was so because it had players from all over the world participating in it.

In addition, he said there were no home-grown players in the country and there needed to be a revolution of the type France had when the won the World Cup and the European Championships or one like that of Spain.

After playing for Tottenham between 1978-88, Ardiles later became their manager and took responsibilities of managing Swindon, West Brom and Newcastle later in his career. (ANI)


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