Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT - BY ADRIAN KAJUMBA

SAM AL­LARDYCE ad­mits he will be think­ing, “That should have been me” when Eng­land kick off their World Cup cam­paign.

Al­lardyce (left) got Eng­land’s qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign off to a win­ning start with a 1-0 win over Slo­vakia in Septem­ber 2016.

But that proved to be his only game in charge as he lost his job af­ter just 67 days over a news­pa­per st­ing.

Gareth South­gate took over as boss and has led Eng­land to Rus­sia. Al­lardyce said: “Of course I do think that should be me.

“I don’t think there is any doubt about that, but that is one of those things I couldn’t con­trol in the end. I think that now I am over that. It’s gone, it’s passed and I wish Gareth all the best.”

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