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Mike Bassett: England Manager – Top 10 Moments

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.


No. 8

The England boss takes a moment to rewind with a quiet drink in between group games. Pelé isn’t impressed!


No. 7

Before he became England manager, Bassett enjoyed success domestically with Norwich City. Here he is with his team on their victory parade/mystery tour


No. 6

The Airport scene. Nothing more needs to be said…


No. 5

Bassett’s team selection comes under scrutiny but….

“If you’re old enough you’re good enough.”


No. 4

At least behind the scenes there was professionalism all-round.


No. 3

The England boss was a philosophical soul and not just a tactical mastermind.


No. 2

Having a great squad of players to choose from helps.


No. 1

“Three cheers for Ramirez”

Bassett uncharacteristically loses his cool at a team meeting.


The sequel entitled Mike Bassett: Interim Manager is set for a release date in early 2016. Three cheers for Ramirez!!

Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.