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Everton boss Koeman tips 38-year-old for key role, gives verdict on experience

By Alex Taylor

Everton boss Ronald Koeman believes that Eddie Howe should be appointed the new England manager.

The top job in English football became available after previous manager Roy Hodgson resigned following England’s 2-1 last-16 defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Howe has emerged as a potential frontrunner for the job after both Jurgen Klisnman and Sam Allardyce were linked to the position.

“I appreciate Sam Allardyce is now hot favourite but my nomination would be Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe,” Koeman told the Mirror.

“Yes, at 38, he’s young but I think his youth and energy can be positive factors in England’s current situation. We’ve enough examples of experienced coaches getting the England job and not doing well.

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“It’ll be good for England to get a young guy in.”

The Three Lions have just 55 days to appoint a successor to Hodgson as they seek to rebuild the team under a new manager in preparation for an upcoming World Cup qualifier in Slovakia.

The new Everton boss is regarded as one of the leading managers in the Premier League after a successful spell in charge of Southampton.

The Dutchman is now preparing to start a revolution at Goodison Park under new billionaire owner Farhad Moshiri and will have the chance to work with England regulars including John Stones and Ross Barkley.

In the latest Everton news, Toffees full-back Leighton Baines has praised Brendan Galloway and Luke Garbutt and has admitted the two youngsters are competing for his position next season.