They aren’t the most decorated pair in English football, but they’re known to get the job done
The most persuasive argument in favour of them taking the England job seems to be their nationality.
Ex-United Captain Steve Bruce has admitted that he’s honoured to be considered the England manager, and believes that the next coach should be an Englishman
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Hull City boss is on the ‘FA shortlist and is expected to be interviewed in the coming days’. However, his only competition seems to be Sam Allardyce as BBC Sport claim that he is the ‘favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson’.
However, both managers have yet to be formally approached by the Football Association. Speaking to Hull Daily Mail about the possibility of leading the Three Lions. Bruce said, ‘it’s highly flattering and I’m honoured to be linked with it’.
After a previous season of success, guiding Hull back to the Premier League then there’s he’s able to get the best out of a team. However, it can be argued that the Championship isn’t the same level of pedigree as possibly the toughest job in managerial football.
Can they do it?
The Hull boss believes that he has crucial advantage over any competition, nobody is more patriotic. West Ham co-chairman, David Gold, who formerly employed Allardyce. ‘I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for the job’, he told BBC Radio 5 live. ‘You can rely on Sam to meet every criteria’.
Allardyce was first approached for the England job in 2006 after Sven-Goran Eriksson’s departure, but the hopeless FA decided to appoint Steve ‘umbrella’ McClaren, which was almost as disastrous as woeful Woy.