Former Hammers manager poised to take England job

samFormer West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has emerged as the frontrunner for the England job after Sunderland confirmed their manager has been granted permission to meet with the FA.

Sam Allardyce had  an interview to be the next manager of England on Tuesday having discussed his ambition with FA’s bosses.  The Daily Mail picture shown here shows Big Sam leaving the first formal interview to replace Roy Hodgson.

sam2Allardyce flew back from Sunderland’s pre-season training camp in Austria, a move seen by the FA’s senior figures as a significant gesture. It was claimed he was on club duty in England to discuss transfer targets, but on Wednesday the club confirmed that they had given permission, at Allardyce’s request, for him to talk to the FA.

Sunderland released a statement saying “The Football Association contacted Sunderland AFC to seek permission to speak with our manager as part of what was supposed to be a confidential discussion process with potential candidates for the position of England manager, at Sam Allardyce’s request, we agreed to this.”

‘Sam is very much key to our plans. After what was an extremely challenging season, we are keen to see a period of stability, both on and off the field, and we want him to remain as manager of our football club.

‘The ongoing speculation over Sam’s position is extremely damaging to Sunderland AFC, particularly at this crucial time of the season and we urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing and bring about a swift resolution to the matter.’ 


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

14 comments on “Former Hammers manager poised to take England job

  1. The fella has spent a fair chunk of his career boring individual sets of fans he might as well **** off the whole nation now.Get it all done in one go…Let’s wait to see how he reacts to the first bit of criticism or anti comment in the media.I have a feeling the ego won’t stand for it & toys will be thrown.Good luck to everyone who thinks he will make for a good national manager.We shall revisit this in two years time to see how fantastic he was.

  2. Absolute ****ing joke!! A career built on avoiding relegation and that’s good enough to be England manager nowadays? Why not go the whole way and get captain no legs involved as well FFS

  3. haha…Yet there is still a huge question mark hanging over all this… what happens if Florentino Perez wants Sam at any cost? lol 😀

  4. It gives some of the Wetlands a chance to adore .their hero again though GW.
    They must be getting excited about the chance of praising him every day again lol

    • It’s a **** take Stan! No doubt the fat tub of lard will slouch in his dugout, chewing his gum holding out for a 1-0 win against the might of Malta and then cup his ear to the England fans and say there disillusioned when they give him a bit of stick.

      • He is called Big Sam if you don’t mind lol
        A couple of them on there are so far up his arse it’s cringeworthy.There again one of the main geniuses on there ain’t going to have him as his national manager anyways.

  5. From The Owl to The Hippo.Ffs is it any wonder that fans are giving up on following the national side.Its one bad joke after another!!!!

  6. I think every poster and the thousands of people scatching thier heads and realising how f—–g useless the f a are even mentioning his name let alone interviewing the moron. We will never win another thing with to be honest a decent bunch of players now that with the right coach we could start winning things but this joker who has never won a thing in his career only known for relegation saving and boring the pants off everyone interested in playing attractive football shows we must get rid of the fa firstly after all thier disasters over the years of decisions on who to choose as a coach since Bobby Robson the last proper coach. Anyway at least the premier won’t have to suffer him and the world will see what west ham fans had to put up with and Newcastle over his disastrous time spoiling the names of those clubs traditions.

    • I agree 110% ,and Sunderland supporters, deep down,, must be hoping hippo will take it??? ,( IF offered ).

  7. Can this be for real? Have the FA watched panorama…
    Imagine a scenario where players joining the England camp were ‘encouraged’ to join up with certain agents etc etc.
    Are the FA this dumb…

  8. and there was me thinking the Iceland result would be the catalyst for real change, what a joke. McClaren, Hodgson, Allardyce… there all the same. look at the win rate of the managers since we have won a trophy and two out of the three were foreign. pick the right man for the job… even the F’ing queen is mostly German

  9. Rumour has it they asked Ferguson about it and he recommended Sam, haha asking someone that hates the English who should be next England manager they really are showing what a bunch of numpties they are at the FA !!!

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