Sam Allardyce is the new manager of the England National football team. He was appointed today after days of negotiations with the English FA and heâ€™s been tasked with restoring the football glory once associated with the English team as the F.A donâ€™t want a repeat of the awful showing at Euro 2016 were England exited at the hands of minnows Iceland.
â€œI am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted,â€ Allardyce told TheFA.com. â€œFor 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.
In taking the reins of his country, the 61-year-old is handed his first opportunity to represent England, having never won an international cap during a two-decade playing career. â€˜Big Samâ€™, as he has been known throughout his managerial career, took the role after steering Sunderland clear of relegation from the English Premier League.