Gold gives his England manager vote


SSam Allardyce has received full backing from David Gold as a future England boss.

The former Hammers boss is a big favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson who resigned after England’s shock Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.

It’s believed the FA have been strongly influenced by Sir Alex Ferguson who has been reported as supporting the 61 year old Sunderland manager.
And Gold told BBC Radio 5 Live “I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

“He is determined, he is ambitious. He’s been in the business a long time. I think the most important thing from my point of view is that he’s English.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    You have got to be having a laugh.Gold must be plotting some kind of revenge on Allardyce by nominating the egomaniac called BFS. Like I said when he was our gaffer.Over rated,over paid and over weight.

  • Michael Miller says:

    I’m listening to the Alan Brazil program on Talksport at the moment and they’ve got a Poll going on BFS for England, after 17,000 votes it’s standing at 50/50 per cent for and against him taking the England job.

    You’d expect the West Ham punters to have the same response – nobody split the fans like BFS.

    The only thing you can say about him is that he’d organise the defence, remember what he did when Rory Delap came down to West Ham with Stoke – advertising barriers to prevent him running up, the biggest team we ever put out – classic!

  • mattefumi27 says:

    haha… Are we sure that DG is English? It just seems a little masochistic…
    Well, maybe I’m wrong, perhaps I’m underestimating Samuel of Dudley… charismatic like David Bowie, beautiful like George Clooney, visionary like Steve Jobs, winning like Michael Phelps…

  • Stan The Man says:

    The BFS followers in the Wetlands must be preparing for a party in the next couple of days.Their hero as England manager 🙂

  • Stinger says:

    So David Gold recommends Fat Sam for the top job in England yet at the same time the reason we never renewed his contract at West Ham was because we needed to move on and appoint a more forward thinking, positive and ambitious manager. Which we did exactly that in Slaven Bilic.

    If Sam had been good enough he would have still been our manager, or he would have moved onto a Champions League chasing team rather than to Sunderland who’s main aim each year is to avoid relegation.

    Surely that should raise concerns at the FA, but we all know it wont.

    England will never win anything again, because the old farts at the FA will never change.

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