Alan Shearer puts himself forward for England job after Hodgson's resignation

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The former Newcastle United striker insists he would be willing to work with the national side, even alongside another manager

Alan Shearer has put himself forward for the England job following Roy Hodgson’s resignation.

The 68-year-old stepped down in the immediate aftermath of Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Iceland which sent England crashing out of Euro 2016.

Shearer has limited managerial experience having only taken charge of Newcastle for eight games in 2009 and was unable to prevent the club from being relegated to the Championship, but the former striker insists he would even be willing to work alongside another manager in England’s new-look set-up.

“I went to see the FA about four or five years ago and said I wanted the job,” Shearer told the BBC.

“They just looked at me and said 'No, it's a lack of experience'. I said: 'well, you've hired experience, you pay them an absolute fortune, I could not have done any worse than those guys'.

“I would offer my services again, even if Gareth Southgate got the job.

“I would offer my experience of tournaments, for him to take players who have been there and done it has to be of benefit.”