Next England Football Manager Confirmed

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has been confirmed as the new manager for the England national football team just three weeks after the resignation of Roy Hodgson.

A super-fast fix with a long term view was needed and Allardyce meets most of the long list of criteria established by the directors of the FA.

The shock defeat of England by the ‘fearless’ Icelandic ¬†football squad in France was too much to bear, prompting Hodgson to resign his post instantly.

Arsene Wenger is said to have been the first choice of the English FA but he wasn’t immediately available prompting the selection of Sam Allardyce over close close contender Steve Bruce.

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The appointment of 61 year old Allardyce has been backed openly by Jose Mourinho, new Manchester United manager and former England manager, Sven-Goran Erikksson as being the right man for the tough job.

In 2006, Eriksson quit his position after the World Cup disaster where England crashed out of the World Cup in the quarter finals against Portugal. Allardyce was considered for the England manager job but was passed over in favour of Steve McClaren.

The FA is looking for major strengths in the new England boss to ensure a swift turn around in the team’s fortunes. The ability to motivate the players and inspire a sense of team spirit are qualities attributed to Allardyce by people who know him.

Time will tell with the ‘proof of the pudding being in the eating’. One thing became clear in the selection process…that an Englishman was preferred for the job despite FA directors denying that nationality was an issue.

We wish Sam Allardyce a lot of luck and success with the England team. It could be the start of great things to come just as the UK is poised for the Brexit and plenty of surprises in every direction.

Now it’s Sunderland left looking for a new manager just days before the start of the new Premier League season placing the club in a bad position. Nine managers in eight years isn’t an enviable record.

Bets are on for who will replace Allaryce at Sunderland, David Moyes and Sean Dyche are in the picture. Check out the winner betting odds at Betfair.

 

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