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Allardyce named as new England boss

Filed: Friday, 22nd July 2016
By: Staff Writer

Former Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has been confirmed as the new manager of England.

Big Sam, who was West Ham United's 14th full-time manager served the club for four years from 2011 to 2015 and was officially unveiled as the new national manager shortly before 4pm this afternoon (Friday).

According to various commentators that should be good news for West Ham's English contingent, all of whom were entirely overlooked by Roy Hodgson who resigned from his post last month following one of England's worst performances on the international stage ever.

The likes of Aaron Cresswell, Mark Noble, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio, three of whom Allardyce worked with at West Ham are all likely to be considered for future squads - unlike under Hodgson, where the door to selection has been firmly bolted some time ago.

Allardyce has signed a two-year contract and will begin his post with immediate effect. Allardyce's former club Sunderland have been strongly linked with Steve Bruce, who resigned from Hull City this morning before a ball has eveen been kicked this season.

Allardyce signs autographs for young Hammers at the Boleyn Ground in 2015

West Ham United's English contingent

Aaron Cresswell: Signed by Allardyce from Ipswich Town in 2014.

Andy Carroll: Signed by Allardyce in 2013. The most likely to get the nod.

Mark Noble: Allardyce's captain at West Ham.

Sam Byram: Signed following Big Sam's departure, one for the future.

Michail Antonio: Signed for West Ham weeks after Allardyce's departure but his kind of player.

Reece Burke: Yet to feature for the U21s which will probably be his next step.

Reece Oxford: See Reece Burke. A regular at youth level from U16 onwards

Ashley Fletcher: Ditto. Has played at Under 20 level.

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