Sam Allardyce set to be named as England manager

It is believed he will be ratified as Roy Hodgson's replacement at Thursday's FA Board Meeting

BY Cian Roche 18:24 Wednesday 20 July 2016, 18:24 20 Jul 2016

Sam Allardyce will be named as England's next manager in the coming days, according to reports this evening.

It is believed he will be ratified as Roy Hodgson's replacement at Thursday's FA Board Meeting.

The current Sunderland manager had been in talks with the English FA following the departure of Roy Hodgson. The former Liverpool boss resigned in the wake of England's disastrous Euro 2016 campaign.

FA chief executive Martin Glenn confirmed earlier on Wednesday that the 12-man board would be updated with details of the search for a manager on Thursday.

Glenn, vice chairman David Gill and technical director Dan Ashworth were given the job of recommending a successor to Hodgson following his departure.

"It's been three weeks since the hunt started and we're making good progress," said Glenn. "We're clear about what we're looking for and we've interviewed a handful of people.

"We're after the best man for the job and we've got to get that right. We've got to have covered all of the alternatives before we make our decision.

"Everyone we have spoken to about the job has been massively enthusiastic. We don't want a short-term solution for a couple of years, we want someone to work alongside the development teams in terms of giving them a ladder."

Steve Bruce was another name in the running to succeed Hodgson, but it appears that Allardyce will be given the job.

Allardyce was appointed Sunderland manager last October and saved them from relegation to the Championship at the expense of their arch rivals Newcastle.

Allardyce has managed Limerick FC, Bolton and West Ham and will now get the chance to take charge and rebuild his national side.

He was in the running to be England boss 10 years ago but was beaten to the post by Steve McClaren.

With the new Premier League season due to kick off on 13 August, Sunderland apparently asked the FA to make a decision quickly to give them time to find a replacement for Allardyce.



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