More names are starting to appear on the FA’s shortlist for England national team manager. This time, it’s a recently-promoted Premier League boss.
According to the Telegraph, the Football Association are set to meet with Hull City manager Steve Bruce about the vacant England national team manager role. Per the source, the 55-year-old Bruce is very interested in the job and is expected to interview for the position in the coming days.
In his first campaign with Hull City in the 2012-13 season, Bruce led the team to a 24-7-15 record – good for second place in the Championship division, and clinched promotion to the Premier League. The team narrowly avoided relegation in the 2013-14 season, but made it all the way to the FA Cup Final, where they lost to Arsenal. Hull City finished 18th the following year and were relegated.
Hull City ultimately decided to keep Bruce for the 2015-16 campaign in the Championship and finished fourth, but won the promotion play-offs by beating Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday, securing a return to the Premier League.
It was reported yesterday by the Sun that the FA were set to begin talks with Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce as well as USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann to potentially fill the vacant role.
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