Big Sam quits Sunderland for Three Lions

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Big Sam quits Sunderland for Three Lions
Big Sam quits Sunderland for Three Lions

Its Official. The FA have confirmed Sam Allardyce as the new Manager of England

The highly respected “Big Sam” has signed an initial two-year contract and takes up the position with immediate effect following a successful spell retaining Sunderland’s status in the Premier League. Allardyce’s first match in charge will be a friendly fixture at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 1 September.

FA CEO Martin Glenn said: “Sam Allardyce is the right man for the England job.

Sam Allardyce: I am extremely honored to be appointed England Manager. Its no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. Most of all, it is absolutely the best job in English football.

Big Sam will select his first England squad towards the end of August ahead of the friendly on 1 September and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in Trnava three days later. Source: TheFA

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