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Former England manager Sam Allardyce is interested in replacing Bruce Arena as the head coach of the USA, according to Sky Sports.

Sky Sports reports the 62-year-old is not interested in the vacant managerial job at Leicester as he is not keen on taking on what he considers another Premier League rebuilding job.

Wales boss Chris Coleman is being widely tipped to become Craig Shakespeare’s successor, with ex-Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel also ruling himself out.

Allardyce is understood to be less than keen to replace Shakespeare, who was his assistant during his short stint as England boss.

Any move back into club management for Allardyce before 2019 would also trigger a compensation payment to Crystal Palace after he resigned unexpectedly in May.

Arena resigned as USA boss after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup following a 2-1 defeat to Trinidad & Tobago last week.

It was also the first time since 1986 that the USA had failed to secure a place at the finals.

Allardyce, who played for Tampa Bay Rowdies towards the end of his playing career, has previously expressed an interest in returning to international management having lasted just 67 days as England boss.

“For another club to say ‘come and save us’, I don’t think that is for me now. I have been there and done it,” the former West Ham, Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle manager said in July.

“If I have to consider anything, it would have to be an international position, and that would have to be obviously right for me and where I felt I would have a chance and perhaps maybe I could perhaps persuade (my wife) Lynn to allow me to do that.

“It is less demanding than the Premier League. The tension and the pressure is huge. When you are on international duty, it is all focused on you, but of course after that months go by before you meet up again, so that would maybe suit me, if I am enticed back into the game.

“It might be worldwide, you never know.”

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