'Finding new coach for England not an easy job'

A sorrowful Roy Hodgson announcing his resignations during a press conference. Photograph:( Getty )

Reuters London, United Kingdom Jun 30, 2016, 07.52 AM (IST)
The Football Association (FA) might struggle to convince top managers to take the England job, chairman Greg Dyke has said.

Former manager Roy Hodgson resigned following the team's ignominious Euro 2016 exit to Iceland on Monday. A three-man panel of FA staff has begun the job of finding his successor.

England under-21 coach Gareth Southgate has been linked by British media with the job, amongst a list that includes Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, Bournemouth`s, Eddie Howe, Hull City's, Steve Bruce, and former England manager, Glenn Hoddle.

"It's got to be somebody who really knows English football," Dyke, whose term ends in July, told British media.

"But there's loads of them now, more of them than there are English. The harder question is why anybody would want it.

"They get media pressure that no one else in football gets."

However, David Bernstein, a former FA chairman, backed Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce, to succeed Hodgson.

"I'm not saying we should have an English manager. But, of the English managers, I actually would go for Sam Allardyce," Bernstein said.

"He's a very powerful character. I think he has got the personality, the strength, he's a good technical manager, he's very experienced and he's someone who perhaps could imbue confidence."