Sam Allardyce ‘to be named England manager’ – report

Sam Allardyce has won the race to be named the new England manager, according to the Evening Standard.
The 61-year-old held discussions with the FA over the England manager’s job last week, which became vacant when Roy Hodgson stepped down after a disappointing Euro 2016 finals campaign in France.
The FA have since conducted further interviews with Steve Bruce and one other unnamed candidate, but have now, according to the Evening Standard’s James Olley, elected to offer the role to Sunderland’s Allardyce.
Jurgen Klinsmann had, at one point, been favourite for the role, but the FA’s desire for an Englishman is thought to have ultimately counted against him.
The report adds that Sunderland will now turn to former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes as Allardyce’s replacement.
The report comes just hours after the FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn had revealed that the governing body’s search for a new manager was nearing a conclusion.
Glenn is heading up a three-man selection panel, alongside FA technical director Dan Ashworth and vice-chairman David Gill, and told the BBC that the panel had spoken to a handful of people.
“We’ve consulted widely in the game and spoken to a handful of people, and we are getting close.” Glenn said.
“The new manager’s got to be someone who can inspire people.”
Allardyce, 61, began his coaching career in 1991 as player manager of Limerick and has since gone on to enjoy managerial success, most notably at Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham and Sunderland.

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