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FA insist no England shortlist yet drawn up

The Football Association have again insisted they have not offered anyone the England manager's job and are yet to even draw up a short-list.

Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with the role in recent days, with a salary of £6million-per-year being mentioned in some quarters, and the FA are bracing themselves for more names to be thrown into the ring overnight.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said yesterday he had yet to be approached and the Scot is definitely among a group Barwick wants to speak to.

And not until that process is complete will Barwick and Brooking come up with an appropriate plan of action to recruit the 'world-class' manager they are looking for.

"The FA can confirm no individual has been approached by Brian Barwick or Sir Trevor Brooking with regard to being offered the job of next England manager," said head of communications Adrian Bevington.

"There is no formal shortlist and no salaries have been discussed with any individual.

"We have been very clear that Brian and Trevor will consult with figures across the game - and they are already well into that process - before making any such approach or appointment.

"We are conscious there is a huge level of interest in this and we are trying to be as transparent as possible."

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