Bruce happy to stay at Hull

Hull boss Steve Bruce says he is flattered to be linked with the England manager’s job but insists he has not spoken to the FA.

Hull: Bruce happy to stay at HullHull: Bruce happy to stay at Hull

The Tigers chief is the latest name to be linked with the position since Roy Hodgson stood down as Three Lions coach in the wake of the national team’s embarrassing last-16 exit from Euro 2016.

After stints in charge of Sunderland, Wigan, Birmingham and Sheffield United, Bruce has managed to enhance his reputation at the KC Stadium by guiding Hull to promotion twice and a first FA Cup final.

The 55-year-old admits it is nice to be linked with the England job but has denied reports he has discussed potential succeeding Hodgson with the FA, claiming his focus for now is on building a Hull team capable of staying in the Premier League.

“It’s highly flattering and I’m honoured to be linked with it,” he said. “Whether or not it goes any further than that… it’s the pinnacle, isn’t it? To manage your country, there’s no bigger job.

“It’s all speculation. There’s a lot of people who have written nice things and I’m grateful for that.”

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