The Football Association have denied reports that they have arranged to meet with Jose Mourinho and that they have held talks with Fabio Capello.
Reports on Friday claimed Mourinho was flying into England today to hold talks with The FA about the vacant manager’s job.
FA chief executive, Brian Barwick is believed to have drawn up a shortlist of candidates to replace Steve McClaren. Mourinho and Capello are thought to be at the top of the list along with the likes of Martin O’Neill, Jurgen Klinsmann and Marcello Lippi.
Capello, who has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid last summer, has admitted he would be keen on the England job, while Mourinho has reportedly complied a blueprint for the future of the English game.
Meanwhile, the FA has moved to deny reports that there has been a disagreement between Barwick and Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s director of football development.
Brooking, who has been heavily involved in the search for McClaren’s successor, was reported to have favoured the appointment of West Ham boss Alan Curbishley.
FA Director of Communications Adrian Bevington said: “There is no truth in any suggestion of a problem between Brian Barwick and Sir Trevor Brooking, or a conflict or difference of opinion of any sort in appointing the next England manager.
“It is totally without foundation. It is misleading to the public and grossly unfair on Brian and Sir Trevor, who are going about their work in a completely professional manner.
“This is not helpful at a time when we are doing all we can to ensure we get the right man and the best man for the England job, which is what the fans all want.”