Mourinho would be Sven mk II. Get results by boring the shit out of everyone, but ultimately disappoint by crashing out in the Quarter Finals when playing the percentages finally catches up with him. International management requires a different approach to club management, it's not about winning the majority of your games, the focus is on winning the key games. And I don't think he's got the temperament to put up with the media.
If I wasn't a Rovers fan, I'd seriously consider Mark Hughes. He's got a far greater understanding of how to use players than your average manager, it's not a coincidence that the vast majority of his signings prove great value for money. I'm sure with the England squad, he'd have no problem in assembling an excellent group of players to work in a number of situations. And he wouldn't aim for the result we needed, he'd always aim to win comfortably.
However, I don't want him to get the job.
And I'd still prefer an English manager - it's the England team, we can only pick English players (or a Canadian with an English father), and I think the same should apply to the manager, even though it isn't an official rule.
So, looking at the options: Harry Redknapp is doing well at Portsmouth now he's able to bring in better quality players. To be fair, he's always had a good eye for spotting players, and he simply slots them in and out of his team as required. However, I think he'd come unstuck at international level. You need to be able to balance fitting players into your system with selecting the best talent available, and I don't think you could succeed simply by picking 6'5\" bruisers and the odd flair player for England. I think we'd need more tactical dexterity. Another candidate is Stuart Pearce, who has surprised me with the U21s. I thought he was rubbish at Man City, but as I said above, international football is about getting the big performances when they're needed, and I think that may be what he can do well.
But my two choices are Steve Coppell and Paul Jewell. Both have achieved more than was expected with what they've had to work with. Both aim to play attractive football, which I think is important. I think Coppell has the edge on tactical nous. And both have faith in their own decisions.