Former City Defender Wishes He Was Still England Manager

Former Coventry City defender Sam Allardyce has said that he wishes he was still England manager.

The England team flew from Birmingham Airport yesterday and are in Russia preparing for the World Cup which starts tomorrow with England's first game on Monday.

Allardyce lost his job as England manager after he allegedly offered advice on how to "get around" FA transfer rules and told the BBC: "Jealous is what I feel. Massively disappointed.

" That should be me there. Unfortunately because of the circumstances that wasn't the case.

"If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager.

"I've bounced back now - and while I will be extremely jealous I will be watching Gareth and the lads and hope they do extremely well,"