New England manager candidates feature in funny Apres Match sketch

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Following England's dismal display at Euro 2016, it was no surprise that Roy Hodgson resigned from his position as the nation's manager.

Now over a week since the defeat to Iceland that knocked England out of the tournament, the search for a new manager is well underway.

A number of names have been linked with the job, with Gareth Southgate, Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klinsmann all amongst favourites to get the job.


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However, a number of other men have been linked with the England job. At least, they have been by the brilliant Irish sketch show Apres Match.

The clip first aired on RTE, and the three-minute sketch, in which the likes of Roy Keane, Harry Redknapp and a host of other personalities interview for the vacant job, was tweeted by the channel's account last night (scroll down to see).

It's fair to say that this parody might be one of the best things to come out of Hodgson's sacking yet.

Highlights of the clip include Keane telling Wayne Rooney that he's "overpaid, over-rated and overweight", Terry Venables laughing hysterically and none other than Boris Johnson suggesting the creation of a new tournament where England just play England.

The sketch was created by and stars Irish comedians Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke. They've been mocking big football news since Euro '96, but this latest clip could be their best one yet.

Of course, it's unlikely that many of the candidates shown in this sketch will actually be in the running for England's next manager, but whoever gets it may have to get used to being mocked like this, because after all, it comes with the job.

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