It may seem a harsh statement, but as the summer and euro odds 2012 approaches, it seems the English national team are quite possibly the least stable of the sides heading to Poland and Ukraine.
Whilst their World Cup campaign of 2010 was nothing short of embarrassing, it was nowhere near the level of humiliation that France caused themselves. It was no coincidence that their dismal showing came as a result of managerial tensions.
The likely outcome here, is that Stuart Pearce will be assigned the task of leading England into the tournament, with a permanent manager to be announced following its completion.
At this point, no self respecting manager at the top of his game would want to take on the pressure of guiding an England side that he has had no time to work with. His preparations would be limited at best.
If Stuart Pearce is given the job, even on a temporary basis, would it not be wise to announce it now? What exactly are the FA doing that is taking this announcement so long? Do they see it as beneficial to wait so long before announcing anything?
Quite frankly, it is farcical. The blunt reality is that it will be another year of disappointment and despair for England. Even the best manager in the world would have a job of guiding them to success.
All the other times are far better prepared, with the likes of Spain, Germany and Holland all likely to perform considerably better than England.
Not only do they all seem to have better players, but they have world class managers. They all play attractive, attacking football, and all did better than England at the World Cup in South Africa.
Then again, all England fans will be hoping that from adversity, their side can defy expectations, upset the odds and have a tournament to remember.