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New Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick missed out on the England job... to Sam Allardyce.
But Rangnick could have arrived in England five years earlier had the FA opted to appoint him as head coach of the Three Lions instead of Allardyce.
Talking to FourFourTwo in 2017, Rangnick discussed the conversations he had with FA technical director Dan Ashworth.
He said: “Dan first contacted me in 2012 and invited me to an interview at West Brom. He offered me the job but I knew he was probably going to join the FA, so I turned it down.
“After the Euros he called me again and asked if I would come for an interview for the England job. I said, ‘How realistic is that?’
“He said that if it was up to him it would be very realistic, but that there were some other people on the board who’d also have a say, and a few of them thought it should be an Englishman.
"Of course, that’s normal. Three days after I went for the interview, they informed me that Sam Allardyce would be taking over as manager.”
Source : https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/7826640/man-utd-news-live-psg-pochettino-haaland-manager-interim-valverde/258