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Allardyce has left his role as England boss.

FA interested in speaking to Ralf Rangnick about the vacant England job

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So, here we are again; asking ourselves who should be the next England manager.

It was just a couple of months ago that the FA opted for Sam Allardyce - an appointment that was widely met with satisfaction amongst the England fanbase.

However, after Allardyce’s unceremonious departure from the job after just one match, the FA are on the lookout once again.

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Gareth Southgate has been handed an interim role for the next four matches which will see him take control of the national side for World Cup qualifiers against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and a friendly against Spain.

It means the FA don’t need to make an appointment until the middle of November, giving them plenty of time to weigh up their options to make sure they make the correct decision this time around.

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And, according to Sky Sports, they have already identified a manager that could take over from Allardyce. Step forward, Ralf Rangnick.

Who? You may be asking.

Well, you certainly wouldn’t be the only person asking that very question. In fact, after Sky Sports tweeted the fact that the FA were interested in speaking to Rangnick, the reaction was pretty incredible.

Take a look at some of best replies below (excluding the hundreds of people typing just one word: ‘Who?’)

So who is Rangnick?

Well, we don’t really know so we’ve done a bit research and it’s not exactly got us excited. The German has managed Stuttgart, Hannover, Schalke, 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig in his native country. However, his previous two roles have been as sporting director for Red Bull Salzburg and Leipzig - where is currently is now.

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Yeah, hardly exciting.

Sky Sports have also revealed that the FA spoke to Rangnick after Roy Hodgson was sacked earlier this year.

The bookmakers have reacted to this claim from Sky Sports and have shortened Rangnick from 50/1 to 2/1 in places.

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