Sam Allardyce Ready to be England Manager

The possibilities of Sam Allardyce becoming the new England manager have been boosted by his enthusiasm to mentor successor if appointed as England’s manager. The Football Association (FA) is keen to talk to both Jürgen Klinsmann and Allardyce about the vacancy created by Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England’s Euro 2016 exit.

It was announced this week that the Sunderland boss will be interviewed for the position, but is yet to be contacted by the FA. According to BBC Sport, West Ham Co-Chairman David Gold told BBC Radio 5 live that he wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the 61-year-old. He added that Allardyce would make a very good manager for the national team, he’s ambitious and determined.

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Sam Allardyce Rescues Sunderland

Allardyce, who assisted Sunderland duck relegation from the Premier League last season, took charge of The Black Cats in October 2015. His boys finished 17th, one place and two points above the relegation zone. This is due to losing only one of their final 11 league games of the 2015/16 season.

Allardyce left Sunderland’s training field in Australia on Monday night and returned to England on transfer mission. Before joining The Black Cats, Allardyce spent four seasons as West Ham’s boss and led the club to the Premier League in the 2012 play-offs. He has also managed the following clubs:

  • Newcastle
  • Blackburn
  • Notts Country
  • Blackpool

The Football Association Shows Interest to Jürgen Klinsmann

It has also been reported that no official call has been made to US Soccer Federation about the USA coach Klinsmann. The former striker spent the 1994/95 Premier League season with Tottenham. As Germany coach, he led the national team to the semi-finals of the 2006 World Cup held in his home country.

The 51-year-old ended in Bayern Munich in April 2009 when he was fired and succeeded by the German coach Jupp Heynckes.

The new England Boss Selection

The new England manager will be chosen by a three-man panel of the FA Martin Glenn Chief Executive, Dan Ashworth Technical Director and David Grill Vice-Chairman. The FA officials have already had discussions with former internationals including Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Frank Lampard as part of their review process, but they have not found an interim manager, with World Cup 2018 qualifying matches starting in September.

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Nigel Frith