Sam Allardyce has been announced as the new England manager, after the FA reached a compensation agreement with Sunderland.
— England (@England) July 22, 2016
Sam Allardyce, who won the relegation battle with Sunderland last season, has signed a two-year deal to manage the English football team.
The 61-year-old succeeds Roy Hodgson, and will take charge of his first England game on 1st September in a friendly at Wembley.
“I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret this is the role I have always wanted,” Allardyce told the FA’s website.
“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.
“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs. I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”