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:

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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