Brendan Rodgers will stay at Celtic, West Ham co-chairman David Gold distanced Slaven Bilic from the job and former Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood, who appointed Arsene Wenger said the Frenchman would be too old.
“I want him to stay at Arsenal,” said Hill-Wood. “He is not a young chicken. He is 66 and he would be 67 when his contract is up and turn 69 a few months after the World Cup. It is quite senior to be in that sort of role.”
Adding to a farcical start to the search was Dyke, who reiterated the FA’s commitment to find the “best man” before adding: “The harder question is why anybody would want it?”