To celebrate the announcement that there will be a sequel to Mike Bassett: England manager, we decided to compile our greatest moments from the original 2001 comedy.
We start off with Mike Bassett’s measured and insightful halftime team-talk during the Mexico game.
As Bassett boards the England bus following a poor performance against Egypt he gets to know the fans a little bit better.
The England boss takes a moment to rewind with a quiet drink in between group games. Pelé isn’t impressed!
Before he became England manager, Bassett enjoyed success domestically with Norwich City. Here he is with his team on their victory parade/mystery tour
The Airport scene. Nothing more needs to be said…
Bassett’s team selection comes under scrutiny but….
“If you’re old enough you’re good enough.”
At least behind the scenes there was professionalism all-round.
The England boss was a philosophical soul and not just a tactical mastermind.
Having a great squad of players to choose from helps.
“Three cheers for Ramirez”
Bassett uncharacteristically loses his cool at a team meeting.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.