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FA target Jose Mourinho as England manager if Man United fail to act

Jose Mourinho is finding himself in demand at the moment as the FA have shortlisted him as a potential successor to Roy Hodgson as England manager following Euro 2016, according to The Sun.

Hodgson’s current deal with the Three Lions expires at the conclusion of the tournament, and should the side flop like they did at the World Cup two years ago he won’t be offered a new one.

And the FA have drawn up contingency plans for that outcome, placing Mourinho high on their wish list.

Gary Neville had previously been considered as a strong candidate to take over given his previous work with the national team, but his struggles with Valencia has called his ability to handle such a big job into question.

Mourinho was interviewed for the position before Fabio Capello took over, but he has retained a fandom at the FA despite his frequent brushes with authority, and they could look to pounce should United dither over offering him the chance to take over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

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