England have appointed former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce as the nation’s new manager on a two-year deal, it’s been officially confirmed.
The 61-year-old steered Sunderland away from relegation last term and has been appointed in the wake of Roy Hodgson’s resignation as Three Lions boss after the Euro 2016 campaign, where England crashed out of the tournament in the Round of 16 stage after a shock defeat to Iceland.
Sunderland and the FA reached an agreement regarding Allardyce, who had one-year remaining on his contract with the Premier League side, and leaves the Black Cats after nine months at the helm.
Formerly manager of Bolton, West Ham, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers, Allardyce has a wealth of experience within English football but has never won a trophy- although he did lead both Blackburn and Newcastle to promotion from the Championship.
Allardyce’s first competitive match in charge will be against Slovakia on September 4th, the first game of England’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.