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English FA To Confirm Sam Allardyce As New England Coach

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Updated July 21, 2016

Sam AllardyceSunderland Manager, Sam Allardyce is set to be named as the new coach of the English national team, after an FA board meeting at Wembley.

Outgoing FA Chairman, Greg Dyke, confirmed to Sky Sports outside Wembley ahead of Thursday’s board meeting that the three-man panel entrusted with appointing the new England manager have recommended Sam Allardyce.

“The three-man group are convinced (Allardyce) is the right man, and I would agree with them,” Dyke said.

The FA board are currently holding a meeting at Wembley, where the panel – Martin Glenn, David Gill and Dan Ashworth – presenting the case for Allardyce to the board.

“You’d have to ask them but as far as I understand it that’s the discussion. We appointed a three-man committee to go out and look at the candidates and they’ve come back with a decision about who they think is the best man.

“We want to integrate the England team closer into St George’s Park and we’ve planned to do that for the past two years,” Dyke concluded.

Allardyce will replace Roy Hodgson, who quit in June after England’s surprise defeat by Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016.

The 61-year-old will leave Sunderland after nine months at the Premier League club. He has also managed West Ham, Newcastle, Bolton and Notts County.