Allardyce to be named England coach

Allardyce to be named England coach

Sam Allardyce is set to be hired as the new England manager at a Football Association board meeting at Wembley on Thurday, FA chairman Greg Dyke said.

Allardyce has been selected by a three-man panel who decided the Sunderland boss was the best bet on a short-list that also included Hull manager Steve Bruce, Bournemouth chief Eddie Howe and USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

It has been reported that the FA’s first choice was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but when he snubbed their approach, Allardyce, who had received a strong recommendation from former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, shot to the top of their list of candidates to replace Roy Hodgson. Read more

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