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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 April 2006, 17:28 GMT 18:28 UK
Allardyce 'in frame for England'
Sam Allardyce
Allardyce is waiting for the FA to make their decision
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce is adamant he is still in the running to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager.

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren have emerged as favourites for the post.

But Allardyce said: "I am still in the frame because no decision has been made yet. I've not heard anything otherwise.

"I have had my (interview) opportunity and I hope that was good enough but we will have to wait and see. I am just waiting to hear what the decision is."

Allardyce again stressed he would prefer not to see a foreign manager appointed, adding: "Being an Englishman, I'm bound to be biased in saying that an Englishman would be the best man for the job."

But he does not feel Scolari's achievements should be overlooked.

"Not at all," Allardyce said. "Like everything else in this country, every job that becomes available is a worldwide attraction, not just confined to Europe or the British Isles."

McClaren, Charlton manager Alan Curbishley and former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill are the other candidates believed to still be in the running.

Eriksson has not said who he thinks should get the job - but praised McClaren's methodical approach in his role in the England coaching set-up.

"I think he has always been very curious about what is happening and what is new in football, Pro-zone and things like that" Eriksson said.

"He is very aware of developments and he is reading a lot of football books by managaer, coaches and things like that. He is clever, he is very good."


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