Sam Allardyce recommended for England job by David Gold
Last Updated: 12/07/16 1:31pm
Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England manager's job, according to his former boss David Gold.
Sunderland manager Allardyce is now the favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England's shock Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.
West Ham co-chairman Gold believes 61-year-old Allardyce would make the ideal replacement for Hodgson.
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him," Gold said. "He is determined, he is ambitious. He's been in the business a long time.
"I think the most important thing from my point of view is that he's English."
Allardyce has left Sunderland's pre-season training camp in Austria, but his return to England is believed to be in order to sort out some club transfer business.
Allardyce was interviewed for the England position a little more than 10 years ago, only for Steve McClaren to be appointed, although he has enhanced his reputation since, most recently by preserving Sunderland's Premier League status at the end of last season.
United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe also figure prominently in the betting for the England job, while Hull manager Steve Bruce has said he is flattered after being linked with the position.