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Sunderland boss Allardyce is 'absolutely the prime candidate' for England job - Phil Brown

Phil Brown believes that Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is ready for the England national team job.

Allardyce is now tipped to take over the reins as manager of the England national team and it will be interesting to see how the 61-year-old will perform in the high profile role.

Southend United boss Brown, who worked as Allardyce's assistant at Bolton Wanderers, has gone on to speak about the impending appointment and has stated that the ex-West Ham United gaffer is the perfect candidate for the England national team.

Brown told Sky Sports News HQ: "He applied for the [England] job when he was at Bolton Wanderers. When he didn't get the job, I was bitterly disappointed for him, because I thought he was the right candidate then.

"My opinion is quite simple. I have worked with the man, I understand the man, and I think he is absolutely the prime candidate for the job at this moment in time.

"I am not a big believer in going down the foreign line again and, when the English names started coming out, there was only one man in it for me."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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