CONTENDERS TO REPLACE SAM ALLARDYCE AT ENGLAND
Seemed to be a new man after swapping Newcastle for Crystal Palace and some fine early-season results saw him seriously linked with the England job for the first time in his career.
A smart, erudite and tactically-savvy coach who, at 38, looks to have a bright future at the top of the game. The manager has flourished at Bournemouth and only last week described coaching England as the "ultimate" job.
Highly thought of by the decision-makers at the Football Association, the former Middlesbrough boss was brought into the fold to coach the Under-21s with an eye on future progression. Will take charge for England's next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain while the FA looks for a new permanent boss.
The former Manchester United defender was interviewed in the summer about the vacant England manager's job.
The former Tottenham striker has managerial experience at international level, having been in charge of the United States for almost five years and Germany before that.
Seemed a heavy favourite to progress from his role as Hodgson's assistant until his ill-advised stint with Valencia saw his stock plummet. It may yet be decided that was a case of the wrong job but the right man.