Frustrated Gary Lineker takes issue with Greg Dyke
The final make-up of the Football Association Commission may not yet be complete, but former England striker Gary Lineker claims the majority of the current confirmed members are "utterly pointless".
The new think-tank will include FA chairman Greg Dyke, former England manager Glenn Hoddle, plus Football League chairman Greg Clarke and FA vice-chairman Roger Burden.
League Managers' Association chairman Howard Wilkinson, incoming Professional Footballers Association chairman Ritchie Humphreys, Crewe Alexandra director of football Dario Gradi and former England defender Danny Mills are also among the confirmed appointments.
Talks are understood to be continuing with a number of different people, including those from varied ethnic backgrounds.
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Lineker – who won a total of 80 caps and was top scorer at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico, where England reached the quarter-finals – has indicated that he believes those appointments which are already in the public domain have been poor choices by Dyke.
The BBC Match of the Day presenter wrote on Twitter: "No wonder they announced Glenn Hoddle early on. Most of the others are utterly pointless. Expected better from Greg Dyke."
Lineker agreed with a response from Daily Telegraph writer Paul Hayward that the commission was made up of bureaucrats.
Hayward wrote: "Hoped it was going to be a national football study, not bureaucrats reviewing the bureaucracy."
Lineker added: "Exactly!"
After former Manchester City and England striker Francis Lee replied to say the process "looks like a complete waste of time", Lineker described it as "a real missed opportunity".
Former England defender Sol Campbell has questioned the make-up of the commission, believing it should be more ethnically diverse.
"I wouldn't mind if they had some black players in there, black players who have actually done something for club and country," Campbell told BBC Sport.
"The FA has got to start opening up, spreading its wings and looking at different people from different backgrounds who have done great things for club and country to get the views they need to move on," the ex-Tottenham and Arsenal player added.