Sam Allardyce will be confirmed as the next England manager within the next 24 hours.
After a week long interviewing process, which included Hull’s Steve Bruce among other candidates, the Sunderland boss is the man to succeed Roy Hodgson.
The 61 year old may not be the most popular choice to lead the national side into the world cup qualifying campaign, but his experience in guiding Sunderland to safety last season and his exploits over a 25 year period in management impressed the FA board sufficiently to offer him the post.
Allardyce’s first game in charge of the national team will be the world cup qualifier on Sunday 4th September in Slovakia.
Meanwhile Sunderland will begin their search for a replacement for big Sam with former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes the early favourite for the vacant post.