TOWN chief Peter Jackson confessed he's "surprised" the Football Association appear to have opted for another foreign England coach.
Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari today emerged as the racing certainty to take the England job after this summer's World Cup.
Sven Goran Eriksson's successor could well face his new employers in the quarter-finals of the tournament as he leads Portugal's challenge in Germany.
"Personally, I would have preferred a homegrown manager and I thought that was the route the FA would take," said Jackson.
"I thought they would opt for Sam Allardyce or Steve McClaren, so this is a bit of a shock, but the one thing you can say about Scolari is that he's got a fantastic record.
"As long as he's successful, everyone will be happy. Success is the main thing."