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Sam Allardyce set to be confirmed as England manager

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It has been just three weeks since England made another embarrassing exit from a major tournament.

Roy Hodgson's spell as manager came to an end after being humiliatingly dumped out of Euro 2016 at the hands of the unfancied Icelandic team in the second round of the competition.

While fans are still recovering from such a disgrace, the FA have wasted no time searching for Hodgson's successor and have reportedly made a decision on who will be the next man to sit in the hottest seat in English football.

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Sky Sports claim the heavy favourite, Sam Allardyce, will be confirmed as the new England manager within the next 24 hours.

Yes that's right, the former West Ham, Blackburn and Bolton boss who led Sunderland to a great escape from relegation last season will now take charge of the national team.

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'Big Sam' has often been maligned for his style of play but it would appear the FA are willing to overlook this aspect for someone who can galvanise a team to overachieve.

Only earlier this week, Hull manager Steve Bruce had been in talks regarding the role while Jurgen Klinsmann was another thought to be in contention.

Allardyce's first game in charge could be a potentially tricky away trip to one of England's opponents from last month - Slovakia.

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Hodgson's team were frustrated to a dull 0-0 draw against a Martin Skrtel-inspired outfit and Allardyce will be hoping his England side can make an instant improvement when the two sides meet again in September.

The FA's 12-man board are set to have a meeting tomorrow where Allardyce is expected to be announced. Sky sources claim Sunderland have been made aware of the appointment and have already begun the hunt for their next manager.

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