Hull boss Steve Bruce flattered to be linked with England job
By Ben Reynolds
Last Updated: 12/07/16 2:30pm
Hull City boss Steve Bruce says he is flattered to be linked with the vacant England manager's job.
Bruce is one of several managers to have been linked with the post following England's ignominious exit from Euro 2016 and Roy Hodgson's subsequent departure.
Sam Allardyce, Jurgen Klinsmann and Eddie Howe have also been reported as potential successors to Hodgson and Bruce, who steered Hull back into the Premier League last season, admits is nice to be in the frame.
"I have to say I'm highly flattered like any English person would be to be linked with the top job," he told Sky Sports News HQ. "It's terrific, but it's only speculation and hearsay so until you hear something directly then you can't really comment.
"To be even considered is a great honour."
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Bruce confirmed he had not been contacted by the FA but admitted he would be open to talks if he was approached.
"Of course I would be interested to talk to them and I would expect for any English person in my position that it's got to be the top job that everybody would love," he added.
Bruce said on Monday he was focused on building a Hull squad capable of competing in the Premier League in the coming season.
"With the players that we let go at the end of last season, and the two injuries we've subsequently picked up, we might now be looking at five or six new faces," he said.
"We'd like to add to the squad quickly if we could, but when you have European Championships going on there hasn't been any really significant movement [in the transfer market] just yet. A lot of clubs are being patient and we have to do the same.
"We have a good base of players here."
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