Football

Sam Allardyce.

Sir Alex Ferguson will tell FA to appoint Sam Allardyce England manager

Published 3 Comments

Football News
24/7

England’s hunt for a new manager could stretch far and wide.

The FA have confirmed that they wouldn’t hesitate to appoint a foreign manager. Simply put, the governing body wish to appoint someone who can revive the national team after yet another disastrous tournament.

Gareth Southgate has already ruled himself out of the running but Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to discuss the position. Plenty of names are flying around but Sir Alex Ferguson believes the FA’s pool should be reduced to one.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:
http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

The Manchester United legend will have a say in choosing England’s next manager, according to The Sun, who believe FA vice-chairman David Gill is eager to consult with his former United colleague.

And if Ferguson gets his way, the FA only need to look in their back yard to find England’s next manager.

Article continues below

The Scot reportedly wants Sam Allardyce, Sunderland’s current manager, to become England boss.

Results over aesthetics

Now that would be a turn up for the books. Although they were unable to put the ball in the net often enough, England showcased some fine football during Euro 2016.

But they wouldn’t be the most aesthetically pleasing nation if Allardyce gets the job.

‘Big Sam’ doesn’t value artistry. All he cares about is results. And if that means introducing an ugly style of play that opposing teams dread, so be it.

Sunderland v Everton - Premier League

Over-achiever

And he gets Ferguson’s approval. The retired manager believes Allardyce over-achieved in his previous roles at Bolton, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham and now at the Stadium of Light.

It’s hard to argue with that assessment. Allardyce led Bolton from the old division one to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League in six seasons.

He then moved on to Blackburn, where he led a financially-strapped team to regular mid-table finishes in the top flight.

He arrived at West Ham following their relegation to the Championship and secured an immediate return to the Premier League. Under Allardyce, West Ham reached the semi-final of the FA Cup.

And everybody knows about the impressive escape he pulled off on Wearside. Upon his arrival in October 2015, Sunderland were 19th in the league having picked up three points from their opening eight games.

Sunderland v Chelsea - Premier League

He set the tone with a 3-0 win over rivals Newcastle in his second game in charge and a six-game unbeaten run to the end the season - including a win over Chelsea - secured their survival.

Allardyce’s interest in managing England isn’t a secret and, with Ferguson’s support, he could finally land his dream job.

Should the FA take Ferguson's advice and appoint Allardyce? Let us know in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Wayne Rooney
England Football
Football
Premier League
Alex Ferguson
Manchester United
Sunderland

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again