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Allardyce confirmed new England manager

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>> No, I was aware->> A two year contract, just enough time to restore some pride back into national team. Former Sunderland boss, Sam Allardyce, named England's new manager on Friday. In a statement, he said he's honored to have been given what he calls, the best job in English football.
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Allardyce will replace Roy Hodgson after a disastrous run at this year's Euros, which saw England crash out of the tournament after a 2-1 defeat against Iceland in the last 16. Not exactly big shoes to fill, but Allardyce has not won one trophy in his 25-year-old career, so we asked Reuters sports correspondent Matt Gooderick the obvious question.
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Why him?>> Why Sam Allardyce? Listen, I think the FA, in many ways, have run out of options. They decided very early on that they didn't want a foreign manager, someone who would come in for say, two years and take the big bucks. They've already tried that, of course, with Mr. Capello and Sven-Goran Erickson.
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So, they thought maybe closer to home. Let's think of the other foreign option, Arsène Wenger. I think they would have liked to talk to Arsene Wenger, but he has one more year at Arsenal, of course, he never breaks a contract. So then you're down to the English talent.
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Who have you got? You have Sam Allardyce, Eddie Howe possibly, the young option down at Bournemouth, he's done a great job. After that, they spoke to Steve Bruce, who knows how that went. But if you think about Allardyce, he's never won a major trophy, no. But he's consistently delivered at a premier league level.
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And maybe now the FA think that they need someone who can maybe bring English players out of their shell. We know Sam Allardyce, he's a wonderful man motivator, maybe that's what they're looking for.>> Allardyce's first match will be in Slovakia on September 4 as England begin their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.
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He'll leave Sunderland after only nine months in the job. The Black Cats are now looking for their ninth manager in only eight years.