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Ferguson backs Allardyce for England job

2016-07-06 12:18
Sam Allardyce (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Sir Alex Ferguson believes Sam Allardyce is the best candidate for the vacant England position, following the resignation of Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson left his post as the Three Lions' head coach after their embarrassing last-16 exit at the hands of minnows Iceland at Euro 2016.

His departure has seen a host of names mentioned for what's considered as the toughest job in international football with a side labelled as perennial tournament underachievers - with their last major trophy dating back to the 1966 World Cup.

The former United boss feels the experienced Premier League tactician is the most worthy and the obvious choice for the FA in their search for a successor.

"The problem is there was an expectation England would do well and because they didn't, it's all a bit flat," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "So they need to work out what the plan B is.

"It's very difficult to think of the right man and there are only three English managers in the Premier League. With Sam's (Allardyce) experience, he is the obvious choice.

"But I think they have to search wider to make sure they get the right one. If it's Sam, fine. But they have to have someone with the capabilities, the tactical awareness and the feel for the national side.

"Thank goodness I'm not making the choice because it's a difficult one but Sam's the best English candidate because he's in the Premier League."

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