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Published: 09:39 | 29/9/16

Howe not interested in England job


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes managing England would be the 'ultimate job' but he is committed to the Premier League club.

Howe has impressed during his time at Bournemouth and was linked with the England manager's position before Sam Allardyce's appointment in July.

He is once again among the names being mentioned in the wake of Allardyce's shock departure, but the 38-year-old insists he has not heard anything from the Football Association.

"It sounds quite arrogant but I am not interested in the job now - who knows what happens in the future," he told reporters on Thursday.

"They haven't come to me and my message would be very similar to any job I've been linked with. I'm absolutely committed here, I love the job and I've got a lot more work to do.

"I've said many times the England job is the ultimate job but I've signed players very recently here, pledged a season to a few of them, how it's going to unfold and I can't turn my back on this club.

"My aims are to progress in the Premier League and improve on last season – that's my only thought."

Arsene Wenger, Alan Pardew and Glenn Hoddle have also been linked with the position and Howe believes the FA face a difficult choice.

"I've always said my preference would be that the next English manager is English," he said.

"Arsene might not be available. It's a difficult one, we've obviously gone down the non-English route before with limited success and it's a difficult one for the FA."

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