By Alex Taylor

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has backed Sam Allardyce for the England job.

The Hoops manager joined the Glasgow giants this summer and has already laid down his thoughts on who should get the biggest job in English football.

The former Liverpool boss has already ruled himself out of the running for the position but believes that the Sunderland boss would be a good fit for the role.

“The FA are linked with Big Sam and you wouldn’t go too far wrong with him,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.

“In my meetings with him over the years, working with him, he’s a very intelligent man with a very detailed approach. West Ham played good football at times so I think he’d be an ideal candidate for it and a good guy to rally the players.”

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The Celtic chief is not the only footballing voice to call for Allardyce’s’ appointment after Sir Alex Fergurson claimed he would be the obvious choice to land the role.

The job became available after previous manager Roy Hodgson resigned following England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland in the round of 16, at this summers European Championships.

Allardyce has emerged as a potential front runner for the job after both Jurgen Klisnman and Eddie Howe have both been linked to the position.

In other Celtic news, the Bhoys suffered one of the worst defeats in their history as they lost 1-0 a Champions League qualifier to minnows Red Imps – and Rangers fans on Twitter mocked their rivals for humiliating Scottish football.