FA set to appoint Sam Allardyce as England's next manager

FA set to appoint Sam Allardyce as England's next manager

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will be appointed England manager within the next 24 hours, according to reports.

The 61-year-old Sunderland boss arrived at Victoria Park for his club's first pre-season friendly against Hartlepool shortly after 6pm on Wednesday evening as the news emerged that he is likely to be announced as Roy Hodgson's successor following a Football Association Board meeting on Thursday.

It is a dream appointment for the former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham manager, who was beaten to the post by Steve McClaren 10 years ago.


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