Former Notts County manager Sam Allardyce says he is "jealous" of Gareth Southgate and believes it should be him leading England at the World Cup in Russia.
The 63-year-old left his post as England coach by mutual agreement in September 2016 after only one match in charge, following claims by a newspaper that he gave advice on how to "get around" player transfer rules.
In a BBC documentary to air on Sunday, Allardyce said of his departure: "That decision was made very hastily.
"Jealous is what I feel. Massively disappointed. That should be me there. Unfortunately because of the circumstances that wasn't the case.
"One night I was playing golf - next day they said you can't carry on. And I still don't know why… because in the cold light of day, there was no substance, nothing behind it.
"If a bit more time was taken, a bit more patience, I believe I should still be the England manager.
"I've bounced back now - and while I will be extremely jealous I will be watching Gareth and the lads and hope they do extremely well."