Gary Neville insists he will not be taking a job on Jose Mourinho's coaching staff at Manchester United.
Neville resigned as a coach of the England national team following Euro 2016, and was also sacked as Valencia at the end of March, but he wants to focus on other interests rather than make an immediate return to football.
Wayne Rooney believes Sam Allardyce is the perfect appointment as England manager.
Skipper Rooney, his country's all-time leading goalscorer, was part of a Three Lions side which was humiliated by Iceland at last month's European Championship and suggestions followed that he may retire from the international stage.
LENS, France -- Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Sam Allardyce has the needed qualities to lead England to World Cup success in Russia but deflected questions about whether he was offered the Three Lions job himself.
Allardyce was confirmed as the new England coach on Friday, taking over from Roy Hodgson who resigned following the team's loss to Iceland at Euro 2016. Wenger's name had been frequently mentioned among the candidates for the position and the Telegraph reported on Thursday that the Frenchman...
A disastrous and meek second round exit to Iceland in Euro 2016 brought a natural end to Roy Hodgson's reign as England manager. His contract was expiring anyway, but any hope of an extension vanished as soon as that defeat went final. England, once more, failed to prove a sum greater than their parts, and Hodgson's four-year tenure was consigned to history.
That he had presided over not one, but two specifically underwhelming tournaments -- World Cup 2014 was even worse, as England failed to get out of the group -- reflected a change in the status of the role. Previous incumbents would likely have been chased out after that World Cup through media pressure, but Hodgson stayed on. The reason? Then, like now, the list of potential candidates to take over is short and not particularly attractive. A mild public clamour for an Englishman to lead the English national team shrunk a list of candidates even further , and the Football Association stuck to that wish by appointing 61-year-old Sam Allardyce. He has never before found himself seriously considered for a top job, and spells at Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland have usually found him managing in the middle to bottom tier of the Premier League.
Let's take a look at how Allardyce is likely to approach his new role, how his style might fit around personnel and predict how the successful his tenure might be.