FA chief Gareth Southgate can understand criticism of Gary Neville's appointment to the England coaching staff.
Southgate, the FAâ€™s head of elite development, has admitted that he would understand if top coaches were unhappy at Manchester United legend Neville being fast-tracked onto new England manager Roy Hodgsonâ€™s back-room team.
He told the Daily Mail: "I could totally understand the coaching fraternity saying heâ€™s not worked at a club, and how does that work?
"It was a bit like when I got the job at Middlesbrough before I had the Pro Licence. A lot of Pro Licence coaches quite rightly would have been saying that canâ€™t be right.
"But in fairness to Gary, heâ€™s got his A licence so itâ€™s not as if heâ€™s dedicated no time to coaching.
"You could argue there are some coaches with international experience but then thatâ€™s very much down to the type of personality Roy wanted. I think he has a slightly different role in mind â€“ more Garyâ€™s experience of a tournament as a player, and that link with the manager. A coach without that international experience might not have been able to provide that."