Former Manchester City boss tipped to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager

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What a whirlwind 36 hours it has been for Sam Allardyce and the England national football team.

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In an event which absolutely nobody saw coming (except for the Daily Telegraph) the former Sunderland and West Ham boss has indeed left the England hotseat, after a successful sting operation by the British tabloid (read earlier story here).

Whilst the national team are once again left in disarray, the FA are faced with the humiliating task of finding Allardyce’s long-term successor, just 67 days after appointing him in the first place.

While the likes of Alan Pardew, Steve Bruce and Eddie Howe are some of the names linked to the job in the English press, over in Italy another name is being tabled.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is believed to be in the running for the job.

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Mancini, 51, knows English football well from both his time as a player with Leicester City, as well as his time as City boss, where he won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his time as Man City.

The Italian is out of a job since leaving Inter in the summer, and is understood to be interested in taking the job.

Would you like to see Roberto Mancini as England boss?

We expect this one to divide opinion.

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@FA you want a man for the job look no further @robymancio ????

— Daz Clarke (@DazClarke91) September 27, 2016

My choice for @England next manager has to be @robymancio we will win the World Cup or go out in a blaze of glory either is ok with me ????

— David Jones (@Jonah46) September 27, 2016

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