Hull City confirm Steve Bruce has held ‘informal discussions’ with FA over England job

19 Jul

Hull boss Steve Bruce has held “informal” talks with the Football Association about the vacant England manager’s job, according to the club.

The Tigers say no official approach has been made by the FA and have echoed Sunderland, whose manager Sam Allardyce remains the front-runner despite developments, in calling for a swift decision.

The FA is understood to be mindful of the clubs’ position ahead of the new domestic campaign and could make an offer to its preferred candidate within days, before finalising details next week.

A statement from Hull read: “The club can confirm that manager Steve Bruce has held informal discussions regarding the England vacancy, although no official approach has been received from the FA.

“We would hope to see the FA conclude their business quickly in order to avoid further speculation regarding Steve ahead of what is a season of huge importance for the club following our return to the Premier League.”

Bruce is understood to have met members of the FA panel searching for Roy Hodgson’s successor – Dan Ashworth, Martin Glenn and David Gill – over the weekend.

Despite the talks, his Premier League counterpart Allardyce is the hot favourite to take over from Hodgson.

The Sunderland boss was interviewed for the job last week after being given permission to leave the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria.


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