There were rumours circulating in England that Arsene Wenger will be convinced to take charge of the English national team to fill the gap left by Roy Hodgson.
It looked liked Wenger was ready to take the position as the English national team coach despite having one more year on his contract with Arsenal.
But Wenger told the English media that he is open to manage the national team but he can’t break his contract with the premier league team.
“I have one more year to go with Arsenal and I have been with the club for a long time. Could I manage England..? I would never rule it out, but I am happy and focused in my current club”, said Wenger.
But now tables have changed and the FA has turned their attention to Sam Allardyce. The Football Association has been given a permission by Sunderland to negotiate with Sam about the vaccant job at the national team.
Roy Hodgson resigned in June after England’s poor performance at the Euro 2016 which led them to be eliminated by the minnows Iceland.
The 61 year old Sunderland coach has been considered as the right person for the job.
Sources from Sunderland shows that they are tired with the speculations which they say are affecting the club.
“We all know that Sam Allardyce is a key man in our team and he helped us alot, but these speculations are extremely damaging our team. They should speak to him and finish whatever it is”, said in a statement.
The club further said the Football Association should respect the disruption that this process is causing and they should bring a bout a quick resolution.
Amongst other names which are linked to the English national team vaccant position include; the United States manager, Juergen Klinsmann, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, and former England coach Glenn Hoddle.