Sam Allardyce to be next England Manager: Reports: Allardyce has managed Sunderland, West Ham, Blackburn, and Bolton over the last 15 years. This prospective appointment has brought back a bit of confidence in England to challenge the top 5 teams of the world, in the upcoming tournaments in the coming season.
England manager Roy Hodgson quit after his team was knocked out of the Euro round of 16 by plucky Iceland, after a embarrassing bottom spot that England was dragged into two years ago in the World Cup 2014. His ancient and non-modern tactics with a very poor squad selection were blamed for this.
The 61-year-old Allardyce held discussions with the FA over the England manager’s job last week.
Reports said that The FA had conducted interviews with Steve Bruce and one other unnamed candidate, before fianlizing and electing Sunderland’s Allardyce.
The highly respected Allardyce has signed an initial two-year contract and will start work with immediate effect. His first match as in-charge will be a friendly match at Wembley on Thursday, the 1st of September.
It is said that the election was unanimous of The FA’s three-man selection panel, comprising FA chief executive Martin Glenn, technical director Dan Ashworth and acting chairman David Gill, Allardyce has an impressive track record of getting the best results out of the teams he has managed. He is known as a future-leader and a forward thinking game changer.
Allardyce said: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.
“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs. I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”