Why Big Sam would be a good fit for England.
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on July 13, 2016
After just nine months in the hot seat at The Stadium of Light, weeks of speculation surrounding the England job have led to news that Sam Allardyce is having an interview with the FA over his future, and I think he’ll be a good choice for the Three Lions.
Allardyce took over the ranks in the North East in early October before steering Sunderland to safety, losing just one of their last eleven Premier League games.
The stand-out feature of Big Sam’s managerial style is that he gets the job done, his spells with Bolton Wanderers and current club Sunderland have resulted in a victory in tough survival battles. His time at West Ham United also saw him gain promotion, and yes, he may not have any real European experience, however, he has never been relegated from the top flight, that’s surely a confidence booster?
Allardyce now has a reputation for helping teams out of trouble, and after a disastrous display at Euro 2016, England could do with some help.
Although people question the interest from the FA, having witnessed Portugal win Euro 2016 with only one victory in 90 minutes, surely Big Sam is worth a shout?
The experience Allardyce carries is another pro, having managed over 400 games in the Premier League, only Arsene Wenger can match his knowledge of arguably the biggest league in the world.
With the England job comes a heap of pressure and previous adventures in the managerial game prove that pressure is something Sam Allardyce relishes.
So, after being turned down in favour of Steve McClaren back in 2006, will the 61-year-old get his chance on the international scene?