Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce, is set to be confirmed as England’s new manager according to strong reports from the British press.
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.It is believed he will be ratified as Roy Hodgson’s replacement at Thursday’s FA Board Meeting.
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.