Sam Allardyce insisted focus is on Sunderland when asked about England job

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Sam Allardyce insisted he was focused on Sunderland when he was asked about becoming England manager.

Black Cats boss Allardyce has emerged as one of the early frontrunners after England's Euro 2016 exit saw Roy Hodgson resign.

Allardyce was asked last month on Talksport if he was still interested in becoming the national team manager, having missed out on the job in 2006 when Steve McClaren pipped him to the post.

He said: "I think for me, I had the experience a few years ago when I was at Bolton and I think I'm focusing on Sunderland at the moment.

"That (the England job) isn't on my mind. At the moment, my focus is on Sunderland."

Allardyce is third favourite with Boyle Sports to be Hodgson's replacement.

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7/4 Gareth Southgate; 7/1 Harry Redknapp; 9/1 Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew; 10/1 Eddie Howe; 12/1 Alan Shearer, Glenn Hoddle; 16/1 Gus Hiddink, Gary Neville, Laurent Blanc.