By Will Butcher
There has been a mixed response on Twitter after it was reported that Sam Allardyce will be appointed as the new England manager.
Allardyce is expected to be confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor on Thursday after deciding to leave Sunderland.
BBC Sport claimed on their website on Wednesday night that the former West Ham, Blackburn and Bolton manager will be appointed by England, with his first competitive match coming against Slovakia on 4 September.
Allardyce is in line to replace Hodgson, who resigned immediately after England were knocked out to Iceland in the Round of 16 at Euro 2016.
The FA had also spoken to Hull City manager Steve Bruce about the vacant position, whilst other managers such as Arsene Wenger, Guus Hiddink and Harry Redknapp were linked.
West Ham fans can’t decide whether they are happy with the appointment of Allardyce, with many recalling his style of play being too negative.
Some though, believe Allardyce’s ability to get results will be a blessing for England.
Here are some of the Twitter messages:
— Rocky (@Rocky1989) July 20, 2016
People saying Sam Allardyce is not bad choice for England obviously aren't #WHUFC supporters! Unless England need to get out of Championship
— Swansea Paul (@dougalSW19) July 20, 2016
Sam Allardyce is set to become the new England boss. The football won't be great but he knows how to grind a result out. Feel for Sunderland
— West Ham Forum (@WestHam_Forum) July 20, 2016
— Eddie Wilson (@swoopwing) July 20, 2016
Didn't like big Sam at West Ham but think he will do a great job for England plus he might finally give noble a cap he deserved!! #WHUFC
— West Ham Cumbria (@cumbrianwestham) July 20, 2016
— paul rummell (@rummell41) July 20, 2016
— Richard Smith (@richardsmith898) July 20, 2016
— Coolest guy (@Emmanueloscar4) July 20, 2016
Sunderland now have the job of appointing a new manager before the start of the Premier League season, and the early favourite seems to be former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes, according to the Sunderland Echo.
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