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Sam Allardyce

Official: Sunderland Appoint David Moyes As Manager On Four-Year Deal (Photo)

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The sadness seems to flow from your eyes like a fountain from a pool

With Sam Allardyce being sworn in as England's new gaffer shortly before close of play last night, the way was cleared for Sunderland to go ahead and announce his replacement.

That they have done this very morn, with the news that David Moyes has been appointed on a four-year contract.

Sam Allardyce gets England football job at second time of asking

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London (AFP) Sam Allardyce was confirmed as the new England manager on Friday, a decade after he failed to convince the Football Association he was the right man for the job.

The 61-year-old Englishman who lost out to Steve McClaren 10 years ago after Sven-Goran Eriksson left signed a two-year contract with his task to guide England to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Sam Allardyce gets England football job at second time of asking

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London (AFP) Sam Allardyce was confirmed as the new England manager on Friday, a decade after he failed to convince the Football Association he was the right man for the job.

The 61-year-old Englishman who lost out to Steve McClaren 10 years ago after Sven-Goran Eriksson left signed a two-year contract with his task to guide England to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

12 Inspirational Quotes From Sam Allardyce’s Autobiography

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Samuel Allardyce's book, 'Big Sam: The Autobiography' was published in late 2015, several months after he'd parted company with West Ham and several weeks before he took over at Sunderland.

With the man himself on the very precipice of taking over as England manager, we thought we'd have a timely dive into his pysche to see what makes him tick.

Report: England hires Sam Allardyce as manager

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For weeks, Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked with the England job, but the U.S. Men's National Team Coach will not be moving on toa new job after all.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that England is set to hire Sam Allardyce to manage the national team. An official decision is reportedly expected Thursday, when the FAwill ratify Allardyce as Roy Hodgson's replacement at Thursday's board meeting.

Reports: Sam Allardyce To Be Appointed As New England Manager ‘Within Next 24 Hours’

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You're looking at the new manager of the England national football team. English football truly has reached its zenith.

Yep, the FA have gone and given the job to Sam Allardyce after interviewing both him and Steve Bruce for the role over the course of the past week or so.

BBC Sport are reporting that Big Sam's appointment is now signed and sealed, with official confirmation due before the end of play on Thursday.

Sam Allardyce for England and the myth of The England Way

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Forget everything you've been told about England's 'style of play' and consider the reality: Sam Allardyce *is* the England Way, writes Just Football editor Jonathan...

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Sam Allardyce To Be Interviewed By The FA For The England Manager Vacancy

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"Hello Sam? It's Greg Dyke here the man responsible for bringing Roland Rat to our screens..."

It's being widely reported that the FA are set to interview Sam Allardyce for the vacant England manager's job at some stage this week.

Following a two-week consultation period after the departure of Roy Hodgson, the FA have identified Allardyce as the strongest candidate among the pool of available Englishmen.

English Premier League

Young Devils: Manchester United youngsters aim to please Mourinho as Ashley Fletcher joins West Ham

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by Terry Carroll Standing to one side of Wembley Way on FA Cup Final Day was a lad whose face looked familiar, chatting to his girlfriend. A second glance identified him as United Under-21 player...

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The remarkably rapid rise of Tottenham Hotspur new boy Vincent Janssen

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Vincent Janssen to Tottenham Hotspur is one of the biggest deals of the 2016 transfer window so far. Dutch football expert Michiel Jongsma has followed Janssen's career closely. Here's...

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Why Brexit is a major threat to the Premier League… and how MLS and European clubs can profit

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by Clement Williams On June 23rd, Britain voted to leave the European Union, thus changing the landscape of finance across the football world. Before the vote, the colossal financial prowess of...

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Mourinho’s Wasted Youth a Product of the System

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José’s back in town. Like a persistent infection that lingers after treatment, he reared his head at his third official unveiling in English football – the first away from the initial host Chelsea, which is still recovering from the destruction caused by their last bout of Mourinh-itis. The symptoms are the same – the strong sense of confidence and belief, and a fierce desire for victory – and the willingness to attack vulnerable targets continues, with both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger subjected to subtle barbs.

Why Mourinho? How Manchester United, locked in an existential crisis, turned to Jose

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by Terry Carroll When you've watched Manchester United for nearly 60 years the best and the worst not just for the history, but especially for a style of play that has drawn a...

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How will Brexit change English football? 5 Key Questions Answered after Britain votes to leave EU

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by Councillor Thom Goddard, Portfolio Holder for Sport, Uttlesford District Council The consequences of England exiting the 2016 European Championshipshas beensevere for the players and everyone at...

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Videos

Video: Chelsea’s Dom Solanke scores as England U19 beat France U19

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England Under-19s got their European Under-19 Championship campaign off to a winning start by recording a 2-1 win over France in their opening game...

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Video: Chelsea’s Dom Solanke scores free-kicks in England U19 training

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Bit of practice after training✌

EURO 2016

“Greedy” Euro 2016 finalists Portugal a nation that lives for football – Jose Fonte

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Euro 2016 finalists Portugal are reaping the rewards of being a nation that lives and breathes football, according to Jose Fonte. The Southampton and Portugal international centre-back cited the...

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‘He’s Too Horizontal To Be World Class’ – Fabien Barthez Picks Apart Joe Hart’s Sub Standard Diving Technique

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Having failed to stop a couple of shots at Euro 2016, Joe Hart's position as thetippy-top goalkeeper for club and country is once again being heavily debated.

Indeed, the latest to stick his oar in is one Fabien Barthez, with the former France No.1arguing thatHart's sub par diving technique and questionable athleticism have left him lagging behind the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris in the 'world class' stakes.

Euro 2016 – An England Fan’s Perspective

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An overwhelming sense of expectation, fifty years of hurt finally put to rest. And yet, in the back of our minds this fairytale was never going to conclude with the Three Lions roaring into the annals of sporting immortality alongside our 1966 heroes.

The year of the underdog continues to evolve.

Aaron Ramsey’s sensational Wales form raises questions over Arsenal role

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by Adam Boufkir Before the start of Euro 2016many expected Gareth Bale to be the star man if Wales were to enjoy any success at their first ever European Championships. The poster boy for his...

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Olympic Swimmer Vows To Swim An Entire Lap Of Iceland If They Manage To Win Euro 2016

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An Olympic swimmer has vowedto swim the entire way around Iceland should England's last-16 overlords achieve the improbable feat of actually winning Euro 2016 outright.

200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel joked on Twitter that, should Iceland beat his native France in the quarter-finals and go on to win the tournament, he'd brave the freezing seaand swim an entire lap of the island.

Hatchet Job: The Sun Attempt To Pillory Raheem Sterling With Absurd Story About His Crystal-Studded Bathroom Sink

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It's taken them a day or two longer than we expected but The Sun have finally unleashed their obligatory post-tournament England hatchet job this morning.

Raheem Sterling is the focus of the vitriol for flaunting his "obscene" wealth just hours after England's inglorious Euro 2016 exit.

"Shamed winger is seen showing off lavish mansion and expensive fleet of supercars on a Snapchat video," barks the tabloid.

England DNA: How muddled thinking and lack of a plan led to England Euro 2016 embarrassment

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by Dave Fox After last Thursday night's Brexit vote plunged the United Kingdom into mass confusion and soul-searching, England's footballers joined in on Monday evening with a muddled, disjointed...

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Video: England vs Iceland – the most embarrassing performance in football history?

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Painful Viewing: Some Wag Has Created A ‘Skill Video’ Of Harry Kane’s Dire Performance Against Iceland (Video)

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As you may recall, England were ever so slightly disappointing against Iceland earlier in the week, with most if not all of their players failing to provide any semblance of technical adequacy or basic organisation.

With that in mind it's perhaps a little harsh to single anybody out from the morass, but that hasn't stopped some wagout there from creating a 'tribute' toHarry Kane's often laughable, shin-happy bumblings.

Jamie Carragher Goes In Two-Footed On The ‘Generation Of Soft Babies’ English Football Has Produced

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The fallout from England's sombreEuro 2016 exit continues apace with Jamie Carragher being the latest person of interest to go in hardon Roy's beleaguered boys.

Specifically, Carragher has targeted England's distinct lack of mettle and moral fibre, indirectly accusing the FA and the Premier League of producing a generation of "babies".

What’s next for the England national team?

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Following England’s deplorable defeat to Iceland on Monday, knocking them out of the Euro competition, manager Roy Hodgson stepped down as the leader of the Three Lions. The decision by the 68-year-old former Liverpool, Fulham and West Brom manager was met with little surprise, especially considering that Hodgson’s contract was set to expire after the conclusion of the tournament.

Newspaper back covers on Iceland’s victory against England [PHOTOS]

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The aftermath of England's devastating and deplorable loss to Iceland is no time for quiet reflection and understated contemplation. A ruinous result like this one deserves the height of hyperbolic reaction found only in England's titillating tabloids and brilliant broadsheets.

The Sun's back page plays on the Iceland supermarket chain's one-time slogan "Mum's gone to Iceland," accompanied by a picture of Wayne Rooney's sobbing son Kai.

Newspaper back covers on Iceland’s victory against England [PHOTOS]

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The aftermath of England's devastating and deplorable loss to Iceland is no time for quiet reflection and understated contemplation. A ruinous result like this one deserves the height of hyperbolic reaction found only in England's titillating tabloids and brilliant broadsheets.

The Sun's back page plays on the Iceland supermarket chain's one-time slogan "Mum's gone to Iceland," accompanied by a picture of Wayne Rooney's sobbing son Kai.

Euro 2016 Best and Worst Fans

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Euro 2016’s Best (and worst) Fans So Far

We’re only just into the quarter finals, and already some pundits are naming Euro 2016 as one of the worst tournaments in recent memory. Many of the teams tipped for glory before the championships haven’t turned up, and although big names like Germany and France are through to the quarters, the football they’ve played along the way has been surprisingly pedestrian.

Euro 2016 Talking Points: Who Will Win the Race for the Golden Boot?

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The final last 16 tie of Euro 2016 ended on Monday evening with England beaten 2-1 by underdogs Iceland in Nice. It was a horrific night for Roy Hodgson and his men with not only a premature elimination to deal with, but also one of the most embarrassing defeats in the history of the English national team.

England: All The Pertinent Quotes From Roy Hodgson’s Cheery Farewell Press Conference

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Having ducked the media directly after his insta-resignation last night, formerEngland boss Roy Hodgson finally emerged in front of the hackhordes for a cheery farewell press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Hodgson appeared alongsideFA chief executiveMartin Glenn (who wasted little time assuring everybody that he "isn't a football expert") but denied that he was doing so under duress, instead claiming that he wished to uphold his record of having never shirked a presser before.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Reports: Klinsmann in discussions with FA over England vacancy

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It seemed unlikely when reports recently surfaced linking U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to England's vacant coaching position. However, the German could now be a candidate for the job after all.

Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff is making claimsthat Klinsmann is in discussions with England's Football Association over the job left open by outgoing coach Roy Hodgson.

Report: Jurgen Klinsmann linked to England job

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Whenever the England management position opens, a whole slew of candidates from all over the world are linked with the job. This time, one of those candidates just so happens to be Jurgen Klinsmann.

The U.S. Men's National Team had coach has been linked with the England gig in the aftermath of Roy Hodgson's resignation following England's Euro 2016 loss to Iceland.

Germany

The Euro Story: Denmark Enter As Wild Cards And Emerge Victorious While England Get Bogged Down With Swedes And Turnips At Euro 1992

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The 1992 European Championship finals saw the first appearance of a team representing a unified Germany. The huge political changes sweeping Europe also led to the expulsion of Yugoslavia just a week before the tournament began in Sweden. Denmark, fatefully, were selected to take their place.

The opening game saw hosts Sweden give France an almighty fright by taking an early lead and exposing a fragility and lack of organisation amid the ranks of Les Bleus.

The American-est

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Manage England – ‘never’, says Wales’ coach Coleman

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Dinard (France) (AFP) Wales manager Chris Coleman would "never, ever" consider taking charge of beleaguered rivals England but as he plots the downfall of Portugal in Wednesday's Euro 2016 semi-final he said a move abroad is possible.

Having guided Wales to a first ever major tournament semi-final by masterminding a stirring 3-1 win over Belgium last Friday, Coleman's star is firmly in the ascendant.

Manage England – ‘never’, says Wales’ coach Coleman

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Dinard (France) (AFP) Wales manager Chris Coleman would "never, ever" consider taking charge of beleaguered rivals England but as he plots the downfall of Portugal in Wednesday's Euro 2016 semi-final he said a move abroad is possible.

Having guided Wales to a first ever major tournament semi-final by masterminding a stirring 3-1 win over Belgium last Friday, Coleman's star is firmly in the ascendant.

The Rest

Monday Kickoff: Pogba, England, Pelle and more

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One of Europe's most sought after stars may stay with his current club, while big names continue to be linked with the England job.

Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, says that the star midfielder could sign a new deal with Juventus, despite heavy transfer interest from Manchester United. (REPORT)

Sam Allardyce is set to interview for the position of England manager.

Puma Revive Achingly Beautiful ‘King Maradona’ Boot For Limited Edition Anniversary Run (Photos)

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With the 30th anniversary of Diego Maradona's mesmeric goal (the second one, not the first) against England at the 1986 World Cup passing last week, Puma have decided to mark the occasion by re-releasing one of the finest looking football boots they've ever committed to kangaroo leather.

Maradona sported a pair of eponymous boots upon his feet as he went about his business on that fateful day in Mexico City and, three decades on, Puma have revived the 'KingMaradona Super' for a special limited edition run in homage.