Sam Allardyce has been tipped by the BBCto be confirmed as the next England manager with their wbsite claiming confirmation expected in the next 24 hours.
The BBC report says: “The 61-year-old replaces Roy Hodgson, who resigned after the surprise defeat by Iceland at this summer’s Euro 2016 finals in France.
Allardyce, a former West Ham, Newcastle and Bolton boss, spoke to the Football Association last week and has been chosen ahead of Hull’s Steve Bruce.
Both Sunderland and Hull had urged the FA to act quickly, with the new Premier League season less than a month away.
His first competitive game in charge will be a World Cup qualifier in Slovakia on 4 September.
Allardyce will become the 15th permanent England boss as the pinnacle of a managerial career that started at Blackpool in 1994 and has taken in 467 Premier League games – behind only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp.
He has never won a major trophy but did win promotion to the Premier League with both Bolton and West Ham, as well as winning Division Three with Notts County in 1998.”
Yay,what fantastic news.I had a total indifference towards England anyway.Now I couldn’t give a damn!
I’m really glad about this. Think Big Sam has always been underappreciated. He’s never won anything major, but that’s not his type of job. He fixes teams and gets the results needed. It may not be the most attractive type of football, but he is a good tactician and is great at making the most of the players he has which is exactly what England needs right now. I’m all for BFS. Thumbs up from me
England to avoid relegation then. Oh wait a second.
The FA have made it very easy now for many of us to not watch a single England game while that fraud is in charge.
Haha,im over the moon,it means I won’t have to listen to him every week now.So sorry no party for me Banj,im banned haha 😀
Lmao banned from the wetlands.Wahaha that’s funny.Sorry buddy but it is funny lol
Haha yeah I know Stan,how will I survive.My life feels really empty without it already haha 😀
You are hardly in an elite club mate.Most of West Hams fanbase has be banned from their haven’t they lol
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You could not make this up.
Do these people at the FA actually watch football?
LOL. pATHETIC ENNT .
Be carefull for what you wish for lol
What a ****ing joke! never won a thing, never finished top 4 and the Dung Beetle is the best man for the job? Wait till captain no legs gets a job with the coaching staff and Mrs Hippo is put in charge of social media!
Cannot wait for his post match presser after a 0-0 draw with a team such as San Marino.
“We have to respect the point, I am pleased because we kept a clean sheet which is always the most important thing in football”
Followed by a rant about how poor the ref was and how it was the players to blame for not putting that one chance (the only chance) away they created.
Remember it is never Sam’s fault when things go wrong, but only ever down to him when they on occasion (and they will be very few) go right.
Only the FA could appoint a manager who has never won a single trophy or been in charge of one of the Top Teams.
What a joke.He is a top manager apparently.I must be missing something.
Good news for West Ham England hopefuls. This man spent three years saying how the likes of noble cresswell and carroll should be playing for England. So let’s hope he still thinks that’s the case. He also thought the likes of Reece Burke and Reece Oxford had a big future so Hope to see West Ham players playing for England again some time soon.
Why would we want our players being corrupted by his philosophy on football again.Slav has just got it out of their systems lol
Are the BBC already taking the pee out of him lol??
Key facts & figures
Allardyce has never won a major trophy as a manager
He has a 33.6% Premier League career win percentage
Sunderland’s average possession last season was 39.94%
21% of their passes were ‘long’, compared with 14.4% at Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth
Sunderland were seven points adrift of safety at the start of January – but lost just one of final 11 games to escape relegation
Allardyce on management
“I don’t think there is any coach more sophisticated than me any more” – as West Ham manager, February 2015
“I would be more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid… I would win the double or the league every time” – as Blackburn boss in September 2010
“Maybe my external look isn’t to everybody’s liking. It was the right time and the right job for me but not from the FA’s point of view” – in 2009, on missing out on the England job three years earlier…
lets hope england are a better team than Sunderland then. Ha ha.
gets me he pretty much has been sacked or contract run out by almost every employer and then gets the England job beggers belief
I’m not sure a flat back 9 with a big man up too would have overcome the might of Iceland?
Looking at the CV, no Domestic trophy, a couple of relegations, I think my CV is comparable to be honest
Anyone got the FA’s email?
I don’t get all the hate towards him. He is exactly what England needs. His speciality is turning struggling teams into stable cohesive units capable of getting results. He’s not gonna win us the World Cup and he’s not a long term manager, but he is what England needs to get us heading in the right direction. If it wasn’t for Big Sam, there’s a good chance we wouldn’t be where we are at the moment. We wouldn’t be dreaming of the top 4, we’d be dreaming or a season where we don’t have to worry about relegation.
Well that’s your opinion surely.Others feel differently.Fair enough isn’t it.
Look at Hodgson’s cv, McClaren’s, Sven’s, Capello’s, Venables, Hoddle’s, Taylor’s, Bobby Robson’s, Ron Greenwood’s I could go on some had good cv’s some not they all did bugger all in terms of success with Bobby Robson probably being the best of them, it doesn’t matter who manages England we are a rank average team with rank average players the only thing World Class about us is our support at West Ham we should know that better than anyone about supporting a team with no realistic chance of winning the biggest prizes. If you don’t have the best players you will never win anything and we have been in decline for the last 10 years, the saying goes you can’t polish a turd, in football terms we are a turd the FA don’t seem to understand we can’t polish that so with that in mind we might just aswell have someone that is the best expert in trying to polish turds manage them, Allardyce certainly has that skillset and he will probably turn the team into a better quality Iceland / Portugal who knows that might work and he certainly can’t be much worse than any of his predecessors. If I have any advice for the FA I would suggest playing at as many different grounds other than Wembley because no one will want to regularly watch an England friendly playing Allardyce football.