STEVEN GERRARD has been tipped to become the next England manager, despite his recent sacking as Aston Villa boss.
Gerrard was relieved of his duties at Villa Park after a 3-0 defeat to Fulham which left his side teetering just above the relegation zone.
However, that has not stopped him from being earmarked as the next man to take on the England job when current manager Gareth Southgate steps down or is removed from the role.
Speaking on talkSPORT, former England striker Darren Bent said: “It wouldnât surprise me if he was one of the candidates for the England job next.
“Iâm not saying that he should get it, but you know what the FA are like.
“They like people who have been in the system before.
âHeâs obviously played for England and heâs very much a company man, isnât he?
âIt wouldnât surprise me. I just think that he could be one, certainly.â
England are going into the World Cup in just under a month’s time in less-than-ideal form.
The Three Lions have not won any of their last six matches, and plans beyond the upcoming tournament are far from set in stone.
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Southgate has admitted his desire to continue in the role, but simultaneously he understands football is a results-based business.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter and out-of-work Thomas Tuchel have also both been linked with taking over should Southgate leave after the tournament.
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