Sam Allardyce says he’s honoured to be made England boss after signing a two-year deal to take control of the national team.
Allardyce will be charged with sealing qualification to World Cup 2018 with the qualifiers due to start in September.
It ends England’s search for a new manager after Roy Hodgson left the post following a dismal performance at Euro 2016.
“I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as 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.
“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.”