Bruce holds England manager talks

19 Jul

Hull manager Steve Bruce and Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

Steve Bruce (left) led Hull back to the Premier League, but Sam Allardyce (right) is favourite for the England job

Hull boss Steve Bruce was interviewed by the Football Association about the vacant England manager job on Monday.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has also been interviewed and is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England lost to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Bruce, 55, led Hull back into the Premier League last season after relegation to the Championship in 2015.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann have also been linked with the role.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn is fronting a three-man panel, which also includes FA technical director Dan Ashworth and board member David Gill, to decide the next England manager.

Former Manchester United captain and defender Bruce, who was never capped by England, said in June that he would be staying at Hull.

However, amid talk of a takeover at KC Stadium, he accepted he could be replaced when asked if he was certain of his position.

Prior to talks with the FA, Bruce recently said it was “highly flattering” to be linked with a role he hopes goes to an Englishman.

“I think the top of the FA in my opinion should be English. I’ve always said that, there’s nobody more patriotic than I am,” he told BBC Radio Humberside.

“I’m honoured to be linked with it. It’s the pinnacle to go and manage your country. What bigger job in the world is there?”


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