Former Arsenal and England left back, Ashley Cole, has backed Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger for the England job.

The Three Lions have been without a manager after Roy Hodgson resigned following a disappointing European Championship where they were eliminated by minnows Iceland in the Round of 16. Various media outlets have reported that Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce were interviewed for the post but Ashley Cole who left Arsenal in 2006 in a controversial manner is backing his ex-manager to get the job.

Speaking to Skysports, Cole who now plies his trade with MLS side, LA Galaxy said, “I don’t know going forward, should they go with a foreign manager or stick with an English manager? It’s debatable. Personally I would like to see Wenger in charge.”

“He is good with the youngsters, knows how to win and knows his football. If I had to choose a manager, it would be Wenger.

“He could take the team to the next level. There is a lot of talent and they need a bit of experience.

“For me, someone like Wenger, who can nurture the youngsters like he has done at Arsenal for years, would be good. I would like to see Wenger.”

Ashley Cole won 2 Premier League Titles and 3 FA Cups during his time at Arsenal.



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