Stuart Pearce's predicted new England XI hasn't gone down well with fans
It's been a month since Iceland dumped England out of the Euros.
Roy Hodgson had resigned from his post within an hour of full-time whistle, paving the way for Sam Allardyce to finally be given a crack at the national team job.
As the former Sunderland manager finished his first media duties as England boss, talk has turned to which players might make his first international squad.
Stuart Pearce, once a perennial contender for the England job, offered a possible XI for Big Sam's first game in charge against Croatia in September.
It's safe to say it raised a few eyebrows...
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 25, 2016
A recall for the internationally-retired John Terry? Wayne Rooney continuing in midfield? In a deeper defensive role? One and a half kneed Danny Welbeck in attack? Andros Townsend?!?
England fans had plenty to say...
This is why I'm glad Stuart Pearce didn't get the manager's job.
— DarryI Innes (@DarrylInnes) July 25, 2016
— Ste (@Ste_1511) July 25, 2016
As one tweet rightly pointed out, Pearce had overlooked the man that's virtually assured of being the first name on the teamsheet.
As of yet, Pearce hasn't been contacted by Allardyce with a view to joining his coaching setup with the national team. Judging by this, that phonecall may never arrive.