Allardyce remains the favourite for the England job
Allardyce has been strongly linked with the post since Hodgson stepped down after England's Euro 2016 shock Euro 2016 exit and remains the favourite after being interviewed by the the FA last week.
Eddie Howe, Steve Bruce and Jurgen Klinsmann all remain in the frame, but the former Sunderland boss believes that Allardyce's ability to get the very best out of players makes him an excellent candidate for the job.
Allardyce met with FA officials last week
Speaking to the Chronicle, McCarthy said: “Sam’s just been excellent, I think. I don’t know how many things he’s won. Promotions, stays in the league. He gets the best out of people.
“Somebody wants to write a CV for him. What’s his CV? He gets players for not a lot, he gets the best out of them and generally they get promoted, stay up or upset the apple cart with everybody else.
“He just gets the best out of people. Surely that’s got to be the remit of any manager.”
McCarthy has backed Allardyce for the job
While the current Sunderland boss has received plenty of plaudits, he also has just as many critics, many of whom have focused on the way he sets his sides up and the tactics he employs.
But McCarthy claims the reputation surrounding the former Bolton Wanderers supremo is a little unfair, and he insists that winning football matches should come ahead of style.
He added: “Sometimes Sam has been tagged with the long ball and how he plays. But for me it’s about winning games.
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“I’d imagine that the better players Sam’s got the better football he’ll play. And if he can get the best out of them, why not?"
Having already met with the FA about the vacant post, the Daily Mirror claims Allardyce will find out whether he has done enough to secure the job some time next week.