England shortlist drawn up
05 Apr 2006 - 10:49:57
Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick is reported to have drawn up a three or four man shortlist for the England manager's job.
Barwick will discuss the next stage of the recruitment process at Wednesday's FA board meeting, before inviting the candidates for formal interviews.
It is believed the nominations committee, which comprises Barwick, international committee chairman Noel White, Premier League chairman Dave Richards and FA board member David Dein, has ruled out all the non-British contenders.
Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren, who is a member of Sven-Goran Eriksson's coaching team, and former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill are widely reported to be two of the names on the shortlist.
Bolton's Sam Allardyce and Charlton's Alan Curbishley are also thought to still be in the race, but Manchester City's Stuart Pearce is no longer believed to be under consideration.
The FA hopes to announce the identity of Eriksson's successor before the start of the World Cup finals on June 9.