Sam Allardyce appointed as England manager for two year

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SAM ALLARDYCE has been confirmed as the new England manager.

The 61-year-old has signed a contract with the FA that will run until the 2018 World Cup.

After the Roy Hodgson quit as England manager after their shock Euro 2016 exit, FA wants some one who can make some changes in team.

For England Manager, Arsenal’s coach Arsene Wenger also interested but because of his one year contract left with the club so he was not able to join England.

FA were expected to announce his appointment on Thursday but were held up by Sunderland’s demands for compensation.

Sunderland allowed the FA to discuss terms with their manager, but asked for a swift decision to allow them to prepare for the new season.

They have now come to an agreement and the former West Ham and Newcastle boss will now be in charge of England’s first World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4 September.

He will be unveiled as England’s new manager on Monday.

“Naturally we are aware of the intense media speculation this evening, however, at the present time Sam Allardyce remains Sunderland manager,” read a club statement.

“We share in the anger and frustration of our supporters and would like to assure them that we are working to conclude the matter in the best interests of Sunderland AFC.”

Allardyce said: “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football.

“I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”

Martin Glenn stated: “Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job. His excellent managerial credentials, including his ability to realise the potential of players and teams, develop a strong team ethos and embrace modern methods that enhance performance, made him the outstanding choice.

“That was underlined when we sat down to talk and we could not help but be energised by his personal perspective on England’s future and how it complemented the extensive work that we are looking to build on at St. George’s Park.

“Dan Ashworth, David Gill and I have carried out a thorough process in the last three weeks and ultimately we could not look beyond Sam as the ideal candidate.”

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