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CONFIRMED: Sam Allardyce named new England manager

The Football Association broke the news on social media

Sam Allardyce has today been confirmed as the new England manager on a reported two-year contract.

The news comes after the FA agreed an alleged £3 million compensation deal with Allardyce’s former club Sunderland.

The 61-year old will be in charge of England’s 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying campaign and the tournament itself should England be successful in qualification.

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His first game as the Three Lions’ boss will be a World Cup qualifier away at Slovakia on Sunday 4 September.