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England appointment 'this week'

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The Football Association could appoint a new England manager as early as this week, according to Sky sources.

Talks are ongoing with potential candidates to replace Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England's defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.

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Sam Allardyce has been approached and has already met with the FA's vice-chairman David Gill, technical director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Martin Glenn.

And Sunderland's plea for a quick resolution could be answered, according to one source who says an announcement is expected in the coming days.

Allardyce kept Sunderland up after taking charge in October last year, and club bosses want him to stay on Wearside.

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A statement issued last week said: "The ongoing speculation over Sam's position is extremely damaging to Sunderland AFC, particularly at this crucial time of the season.

"We urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing and bring about a swift resolution to the matter."

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Allardyce is Sky Bet's odds-on favourite for the job ahead of United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann, who is believed to be the FA's fall-back choice.

Steve Bruce wants the job, but the FA is yet to ask Hull for permission to speak to their manager.

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