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England’s humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Iceland at Euro 2016 has seen Roy Hodgson step down as manager. Who will the Football Association turn to to take over?

Here we take a look at some of the early, supposed leading contenders (feel free to add your own choices in the comments section below ...)

GARETH SOUTHGATE

Highly thought of by the decision-makers at the FA, the former Middlesbrough boss was brought into the fold to coach the under-21s with an eye on future progression. Faltered at last year’s Under-21 European Championship but led the team to victory at the Toulon tournament just weeks ago.

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ALAN PARDEW

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Seemed to be a new man after swapping Newcastle for Crystal Palace and some fine early-season results saw him seriously linked with the England job for the first time in his career. But results tailed off badly as the campaign progressed and the window of opportunity may be closing.

GARY NEVILLE

Seemed a heavy favourite to progress from his role as Hodgson’s assistant until his ill-advised stint with Valencia saw his stock plummet. It may yet be decided that that was a case of the wrong job but the right man and although his involvement in the current set-up gives him a link to the squad, the fact he stepped down along with Hodgson may rule him out.

EDDIE HOWE

TEMPTED? Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

TEMPTED? Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

A smart, erudite and tactically savvy coach who, at 38, looks to have a bright future at the top of the game. The FA must surely be monitoring the Bournemouth boss, though they may want to see him move to a bigger club before handing him the reigns of the national side.

SAM ALLARDYCE

Has always coveted the post and has spoken confidently about the qualities he would bring to it. Keeping Sunderland in the Premier League last term was another impressive achievement for his CV but he may be viewed as a retrograde appointment.

ARSENE WENGER

Seeing the cultured, technically-minded Frenchman with Anglophile tendencies oversee a Three Lions revolution is a highly attractive option. After 20 years with Arsenal, might he finally be persuaded to seek a new challenge?

RAFAEL BENITEZ

MOVING ON UP? England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

MOVING ON UP? England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Another foreign candidate but, like Wenger, the Spaniard is well versed in all things English. After stints with Liverpool, Chelsea and now Newcastle he qualifies as suitably ‘assimilated’ in the way Fabio Capello was not. Was not hurt by Newcastle’s relegation, almost doing enough to avert it, and would surely fancy the job.

NEXT IN LINE? England coach Gary Neville. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

NEXT IN LINE? England coach Gary Neville. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

TOO EARLY? Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

TOO EARLY? Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

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