According to reports, Football Association chairman Brian Barwick is thought to have compiled a shortlist of three or four names to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager.

The interview process will be discussed at an FA board meeting on Wednesday.

Eriksson will stand down after the World Cup and the FA hopes to name a successor before the tournament starts on 9 June.

It is believed that the list will be an all-British affair with ex-Celtic manager Martin O’Neill, Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren, Charlton’s Alan Curbishley and Bolton’s Sam Allardyce all reported to be candidates.

The shortlist was drawn up by the nominations group of Barwick, international committee chairman Noel White, Premier League chairman Dave Richards and FA board member David Dein.

Ulsterman O’Neill remains the bookmakers’ favourite and is believed to be┬áthe personal choice of Barwick.

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