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Saturday, 8 October 2016

SPORTS; England manager should be English, says Wenger


Arsene Wenger has distanced himself from speculation linking him with the England manager's job by saying that it should be given to an Englishman.
The Arsenal boss, who is in the final year of his contract at Emirates Stadium, was touted as a possible successor to Roy Hodgson before Sam Allardyce's appointment in July.
And the 66-year-old has again been tipped as a candidate after Allardyce left the role by mutual consent in the wake of allegations that he told undercover journalists how to get around transfer rules.
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has said that Wenger "fits the criteria perfectly" to become England boss, but the Frenchman disagrees.
"It's very important, I always said that," he told BeIn Sports when asked if England should have a homegrown manager.
"A country like England has a huge football passion and the structure of the national team looks to demand that a guy from their own nation is the leader.