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Brendan Rodgers linked with England job mere days after Liverpool sacking

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Following his unprecedented sacking from Liverpool on Sunday, Brendan Rodgers is already in line to succeed another manager in England.

According to the Telegraph, the Northern Irishman fits the home-grown criteria that could see him replace England manager Roy Hodgson when the 68-year-old's contract runs out after next year's European Championships.

However, Rodgers' instatement would only come if Hodgson did indeed step down or be relieved by the FA.

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Many others have been lined up as replacements, with none other than Arsene Wenger qualifying, though the Frenchman has already rejected previous approaches to take over.

In 2007, even Jose Mourinho was considered following the departure of Steve McClaren, but given his recent relationship with English media and the FA Disciplinary Committee, it is unlikely he will be an option.

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Rodgers' experience in England would see him as the ideal candidate for the role, though he would face competition from Everton manager Roberto Martinez and David Moyes, both of whom also considered by the FA.

Throughout his tenure at Anfield, Rodgers was always a big supporter of playing and nurturing young, English talent, which suggests he possesses the philosophies synonymous in England managers. 

In addition, the former Swansea manager has worked with a host of England internationals in his time - Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Danny Ings but to name a few.

Roy Hodgson must reach the quarter-finals if he is to stand any chance keeping the role after the European Championship in France 2016, with contract talks unlikely to begin until post-competition.

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