Sam Allardyce has emerged as one of the early frontrunners for the England manager's job after Roy Hodgson stood down.
Black Cats boss Allardyce is as low as 11-1 with some bookies after England's Euro 2016 exit.
Allardyce was asked last month on Talksport if he was still interested in becoming the national team manager, having missed out on the job in 2006 when Steve McClaren pipped him to the post.
He said: "I think for me, I had the experience a few years ago when I was at Bolton and I think I'm focusing on Sunderland at the moment.
"That (the England job) isn't on my mind. At the moment, my focus is on Sunderland."