England Under-21 coach Peter Taylor declared himself Monday a candidate to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as boss of the senior national side after the World Cup.
Taylor has won plaudits for his work with England's emerging talent and for guiding Hull into the Championship, the second tier of domestic football, after they were in the old Third Division in 2002.
Unlike some countries, England do not have a history of promoting people from within their national coaching set-up to the top job and Taylor is not believed to be a leading contender to succeed Eriksson.
But the Hull boss - who took charge of the England side beaten 1-0 by Italy in a friendly in November 2000 - said he was keen on the job.
"I couldn't hide the fact that I would be interested in it," Taylor told Sky Sports. "I think people from Hull City understand that as well.
"When I was first appointed under-21 manager by Glenn Hoddle in the mid-nineties, I never thought I would be in that job to take over from the senior manager."
Source: China Daily