Sam Allardyce “would make a very good England manager”, according to his former boss at West Ham, David Gold.
The Sunderland manager is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England’s Euro 2016 exit.
It was reported this week that Allardyce would be interviewed for the role, but he has yet to be contacted by the Football Association.
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him [for the England job],” Hammers co-chairman Gold told BBC Radio 5 live.
“He is determined, he is ambitious. He’s been in the business a long time,” he added.
“I think the most important thing from my point of view is that he’s English. Sam of course fits that bracket. You can rely on Sam meeting all those criteria.”
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