Report: Howe and Allardyce leading candidates for England job

England manager Roy Hodgson

The FA is reportedly keen on appointing an English manager to succeed Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy HodgsonThe FA have already begun searching for a successor to Roy Hodgson 

Eddie Howe and Sam Allardyce are the leading candidates to succeed Roy Hodgson as England boss, with the Daily Telegraph reporting that the Football Association is intent on hiring an English manager for the position.

The process of finding a new man for the job has already begun, after a shocking Euro 2016 exit to Iceland caused Hodgson to step down from his position, with the FA reportedly confident of finding an English candidate.

England's Joe Hart and other players after defeat to Iceland

The preference for a homegrown coach would appear to make a move for Arsene Wenger or Jurgen Klinsmann unlikely, both of whom have been strongly linked with the job in recent weeks.

But given that Alan Pardew and Gareth Southgate have seemingly ruled themselves out of the running, a foreign coach cannot be ruled out completely.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

However, the FA are still allegedly holding out for a homegrown coach, placing Howe and Allardyce at the front of their hit list.

Appointing either manager would require the FA to go through due process with their respective clubs by requesting permission to speak with them, with Sunderland reportedly ready to offer Allardyce a new contract in a bid to ward off any advances.

Bournemouth's Eddie Howe applauds fans after the game

Both candidates are also set to embark on pre-season tours with their respective clubs.

Allardyce is set to take his Sunderland side to Austria for pre-season training, while Bournemouth boss Howe is due to fly to Chicago ahead of a friendly on July 20 with Minnesota United.

Nevertheless the FA hopes to have a new man in place in time for the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on September 4.

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