Sunderland manager and Premier League veteran Sam Allardyce will be named as the new manager of the England national team in the next 24 hours.
Allardyce, better known as ‘Big Sam’, has managed the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Sunderland. The 61-year old has been praised for his organizational skills and is well known for his penchant for saving relegation threatened teams, helping Sunderland narrowly escape relegation last season.
Big Sam is now set to take his managerial career to the next level, with reputed sources in England claiming that the Black Cats manager will be announced as the new national team manager in the next 24 hours.
Fans on Twitter were shocked by the appointment, but the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Check out the best Tweets below.
BREAKING NEWS: ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce is new England manager.
Excellent choice. He’ll bring the passion back. pic.twitter.com/CbUzNaUGyY
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 20, 2016
— Football Transfer (@TrnsfrFootball) July 20, 2016
Always been a big Sam fan, tactically very astute and gets the best out of his players, just as good as Jose but not had the same resources
— curtis woodhouse (@woodhousecurtis) July 20, 2016
Glad it’s Big Sam. The virtue-signalling football hipsters can go cry into their overwritten blogs about “registas” or whatever. #mixer
— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) July 20, 2016
No candidate ticks every England box, but at least Big Sam is a strong character and good man manager who gets the right people around him.
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) July 13, 2016
BREAKING: Big Sam reacts to news that he’s the new England manager.https://t.co/KSHQxS7ssU
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 20, 2016
Give Big Sam a chance, he’s a passionate manager who gets behind his players.
— Jack Scarfe (@jackscarfe) July 20, 2016
I think anyone who knows anything about football, is happy big Sam got the job.
— Alex Findlay (@AlexFindlay97) July 20, 2016
1st England appoint in my life time I agree with.Organized, Hard to beat, work ethic, disciplined, set game plan and strip the egos #BigSam
— Cal Booth (@bfccalbooth) July 20, 2016
People wanted a “world class and trophy winning” manager!? We had the best in Fabio Capello and he was flippin’ dreadful. G’wan Big Sam!
— Lewis (@Lewisinho86) July 20, 2016
Huge job for Sam Allardyce. Big character for a big job and certainly won’t be overawed by it. Real shame for SAFC though
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) July 20, 2016
— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) July 20, 2016
That time Big Sam laughed at Chico for diving 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qMdRwGJoqZ
— Sports Wankers (@SportsWankers) July 13, 2016
Big Sam leaving Sunderland to take the England Job like……. 😂 pic.twitter.com/VzsbxVPzGH
— glenn (@GlennCapelli_) July 20, 2016
Big Sam will be a good manager for England. Even if he’s not a world class manager, he is certainly an upgrade…. pic.twitter.com/j0csWU6YUt
— Mehmet (@Mesutenthusiast) July 20, 2016