Benítez laughs off England rumours

The Newcastle United coach has dismissed reports linking him with vacant England manger job after Sam Allardyce resigned on Tuesday.

Benítez laughs off England rumours

No chance of England job, says Benítez

Newcastle United coach Rafa Benítez has laughed off talk of him taking over the vacant England manager’s position. With the rumour mill in full flow following Sam Allardyce’s resignation, the Spaniard has dismissed any rumours of his interest in the job.

There’s no chance,” he said with a smile at a press conference on Wednesday morning. “I’m focused on Newcastle.”

Sam Allardyce was England manager for just 67 days before leaving the post over corruption allegations

Allardyce resigns over corruption allegations

Allardyce stepped down after just 67 days in charge of the national side after he was filmed by an undercover reporter offering fake investors advice on how to circumvent FA regulations on third party ownership.

The FA, which finds itself in an unexpected position, has now been tasked with finding a new coach though few candidates are available at this stage of the season.