Head coach of English Premier League side Sunderland remains among the key contenders for the role of English national team coach, following the resignation of former boss Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson resigned his post after the abysmal performance the English national team recorded at the ongoing Euro 2016 in France, despite promises.

Sunderland might lose Sam Allardyce if he is picked for the role as he is believed to be among the major contenders to clinch the job as manager of the Three Lions. The Football Association are yet to make any announcement about the role since setting up a three man panel to select a suitable candidate. The Under 21 team coach Gareth Southgate has ruled himself out from the list of possible contenders, even for the short while pending the selection of a permanent replacement.

The Black Cats’ boss Allardyce, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe, Danish coach Michael Laudrup, former Manchester United coach David Moyes, former Ajax boss Frank De Boer, former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood and former Everton coach Roberto Martinez would have to impress FA Technical boss Dan Ashworth, Chief Executive Martin Glenn and Vice Chairman David Gill as they are the one tasked with selecting the next boss.

Jurgen Klinsmann was believed would be the one to take over immediately the search for another began, especially as he has been impressive being in charge of the United States man national team. He was also overlooked back in 2006 when Sven Goran Eriksson left. There’s also Roberto Mancini but the Italian is likely to reject the offer to remain at Inter Milan. There are reports that a British will be favoured to get the job so his chances are slim. However, Allardyce has the support of Jermain Defoe, Kevin Davies and even Sir Alex Ferguson. Even Harry Redknapp deems him a good fit for the role. His major competition would be Howe who also has a lot of fans.