Hull City confirm Steve Bruce has held talks over the vacant England job

The 55-year-old is one of many to have talked with the FA in recent weeks

Hull City have confirmed that Steve Bruce has held talks with the FA but no official approach has been made for the newly-promoted side's manager.

The 55-year-old is one of many managers who have been linked with the job including Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klinsmann. The search for a manager comes in light of Roy Hodgson's resignation directly after England's loss to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Prior to the talks, Bruce told the BBC that it was "highly flattering" to be linked with the job. 

"There's nobody more patriotic than I am," he said.

"I'm honoured to be linked with it. It's the pinnacle to go and manage your country. What bigger job in the world is there?"

Hull have urged the FA to act quickly in their decision as they prepare for their first season in the Premier League since 2014-15 when they were relegated from the top flight.

They released a statement that read: “The club can confirm that manager Steve Bruce has held informal discussions regarding the England vacancy, although no official approach has been received from the FA.

“We would hope to see the FA conclude their business quickly in order to avoid further speculation regarding Steve ahead of what is a season of huge importance for the club following our return to the Premier League.”

It appears as though the FA are talking with as many potential candidates as possible to avoid another embarrassment such as the loss to Iceland in Euro 2016 following a lackluster performance during the group stage when many believed it was the best squad they have produced in a long time. 

 

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