The FA is keen to speak to former Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick about the vacant England manager’s job following Sam Allardyce’s departure, Sky sources understand.
The 58-year-old is currently Director of Sports at Bundesliga club Red Bull Leipzig and was interviewed by the FA at Wembley following the departure of Roy Hodgson after Euro 2016.
Sky sources understand technical director Dan Ashworth – who tried to appoint him at West Brom in 2012 – was again impressed by Rangnick.
However, the German was later told that the job would be going to an English candidate.
Rangnick, a fluent English-speaker, took Schalke to the Champions League semi-finals in 2011, where they were beaten by Manchester United.