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6th Jul, 2016 | 1:15pm

Sir Alex Ferguson: Ex West Ham boss is the obvious choice for England job

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Sam Allardyce is the obvious choice to take over from Roy Hodgson as the next England manager.

Hodgson resigned from the role after England were eliminated from the European Championships following their embarrassing 2-1 loss to Iceland in the Three Lions’ first knockout game in the tournament.

The national team failed to beat both Slovakia and Russia in the group stages but fans and pundits alike expected Hodgson’s side to breeze past Iceland to set-up a quarter-final against France.

Former Manchester United manager Ferguson was unimpressed by how Hodgson set up the team to play at Euro 2016.

“There was no plan B, there couldn’t have been a plan B,” Ferguson told Sky Sports. “They’ll have to go back to the drawing board now and search through 100 names and try to get the person who will be the right man for England.”

“There is only three English managers in the Premier League, Alan Pardew, Eddie Howe and Big Sam, and with Sam’s experience he is the obvious choice”

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Allardyce is not the only former West Ham manager to have been linked with England’s top job in recent years after Harry Redknapp was once favourite to land the role before Hodgson.

Several of England’s star players came under heavy criticism throughout the tournament with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Joe Hart all failing to perform.

England fans have been especially let down after some players were pictured on holiday days after their exit from Euro 2016.

In other West Ham news, Hammers target and AC Milan hotshot Carlos Bacca could be heading for the exit door at San Siro after his agent refused to rule out a move for the Colombian.