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Sam Allardyce confirmed as England manager

Sam Allardyce has been confirmed as the new England manager following Roy Hodgsons resignation after the country’s Euro 2016 exit.

The former Sunderland boss was approached by the FA last week, and was finally offered the job on Thursday.

The only delay in appointing the former Bolton and West Ham manager came when Sunderland held out for better levels of compensation.

Allardyce said:

It is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For 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. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

Allardyce’s first game in charge will be a friendly at Wembley on 1st September, with the opponent yet to be announced.

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