He said: “We like to promise everyone; the players, fans and the media, something that just isn’t there.
“Then, when a tournament comes along, the whole thing collapses in a giant depressing heap
“It has worked like a treat for years, and enables us to waste millions of pounds on a completely pointless exercise.”
The head of the FA’s director of elite development, Dan Ashworth, has admitted that England have no chance of ever winning the World Cup again.
While this statement is shocking, the coach insists that his job, while redundant, could serve as a warning against misplaced optimism.
He said: “Where has passion and belief got us in the past? One major tournament win. And that was at home against teams who felt sorry for us.
“That is something I tell the young players every day. There is no point to any of our lives and we may as well give up.
Asked if this method was a kind of reverse psychology, he responded: “No. I think its unhealthy for young players to have dreams or ambitions.”