Report: Sam Allardyce to be named England manager
Big Sam is set to become England’s next manager.
According to Sky Sports, the BBC and various other outlets in UK, Sam Allardyce has been offered the England job and will be named as the new Three Lions boss in the next 24 hours.
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Allardyce, 61, has been interviewed by the FA for the vacant position and has been the overwhelming favorite to take charge of England.
Sky Sports say that Sunderland have learned that their manager has been offered the job and Allardyce should be appointed as the new England manager on Thursday on a two-year contract.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has also been interviewed for the position but current Sunderland boss Allardyce seems to have won the race.
The former Bolton, West Ham United and Newcastle manager has overachieved wherever he has gone and now Allardyce will be handed the chance to work with England after their embarrassing exit from EURO 2016 at the Round of 16.
Roy Hodgson resigned after England’s defeat to Iceland in France and their young squad will now male use of Allardyce’s years of experience as they try to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sure, Allardyce’s tactics are direct and maybe aren’t for the purists but he’s got results wherever he has gone.
He managed to keep Sunderland up after arriving midway through the PL season last term and his disciplined defenses are extremely hard to break down.
Sunderland will now start the search for a new manager with David Moyes the favorite to take over from Allardyce.