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The Football Association have named a three-man group to find a successor to Sven-Goran Eriksson as England coach.

FA chief executive Brian Barwick, international committee chairman Noel White and vice-chairman Dave Richards will meet to discuss the matter next week.

The FA said in a statement: “At an FA board meeting, discussions took place on the recruitment process for appointing the next England head coach.

“It was agreed at the meeting that chief executive Brian Barwick would meet international committee chairman Noel White and vice-chairman Dave Richards (also Premier League chairman) next week to commence this process.”

They will report back to FA chairman Geoff Thompson and the FA board will hold a meeting on February 27.

According to reports, Dutchman Guus Hiddink, the coach of Australia and PSV Eindhoven, is the favourite to succeed the Swede and Eriksson himself revealed that he expected Hiddink to become the next England manager.

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