Brady hints at Sam Allardyce's next job after West Ham

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

West Ham vice-chairman confident club manager Sam Allardyce could succeed for England.

West Ham continue to fly high in the Premier League, defeating Manchester City at the weekend.

The Hammers remain fourth in the league, just one point behind the team they beat, and above the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham.

Much of that is due to their decision to stick with Sam Allardyce, who is continuing to enhance his reputation at the club.

West Ham's vice-chairman Karren Brady believes he is a clear contender to go on to become England manager, despite already being 60.

She told The Sun: "Sam still has time to fulfil his well-known ambition to manage England. Our win v Burnley provides entertaining proof he could succeed Roy Hodgson. And there's not a manager in England who would withhold a player from him."

England boss Roy Hodgson is currently 67, and has a contract until Euro 2016. A report in May suggested he could be handed a renewal to stay on until 2018, although this clearly is dependent on performance.

Allardyce is clearly one of the more credible candidates to replace him, but West Ham are determined to keep him in charge to ensure stability heading into the Olympic Stadium in 2016.

It's unlikely they would willingly let him go immediately either, while Allardyce himself may even be torn. If he can wait until 2018, and he still has the desire for the job, that may be a more likely time for him to realise his dream.

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