Sam Is The Man
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on July 3, 2016
Where do England go from here? Humiliated in a major tournament by Iceland. A team managed by a dentist. I have no doubt that many dentists around England could have done a better job than Roy Hodgson. In all honesty, England have been humiliated a few times since Roy has been in charge. How he managed to keep his job after the shambles which was the World Cup in Brazil is something else. The FA now need to sit down and get the next appointment right. It is vital. Our brilliant country has become a laughing stock in major tournaments and it’s time to put that right.
In my eyes, the FA have 1 option. The best option. The correct option. They must appoint Sam Allardyce as the next England manager. He nearly got the top job back in 2006 but lost out to Steve McClaren. He is a better manager now than he was then and his achievements speak for them self. He took Bolton Wanderers to the Premier league. He then took them to a major final and also had then competing in the now defunct UEFA cup. He moved onto Newcastle United where they harshly sacked him. A decision that they have always regretted. He then saved Blackburn Rovers from relegation; similar to what he has done at Sunderland in the past season. Sam has also revived West Ham United as a top team in the top flight.
Sam Allardyce is the only choice. He would have a plan for each game and will take no nonsense from any of the players. He is a well-respected manager and would demand respect from the players. Whenever he has needed a result he has secured it. Vitally, in the past season, he had to beat Norwich. His team were staring the Championship in the face if they had not won this game. Bearing in mind his Sunderland team had been leaking goals, they demolished Norwich with a masterclass performance. His team dispatched of Chelsea and then destroyed a very poor Everton side to secure safety for another season. He is a man who gets results when he needed them. That is what England need; would we have lost to Iceland if Sam had been in charge? In my opinion no.
The only question remains would be as to whether Sam would take the job. I have a feeling he would. Sunderland will be praying he wouldn’t! However, it is a job that England need Sam, more than Sam needs England. I firmly believe that an English man should be the England manager, Sam fits that bill. My fear is though; that If not Sam, then who?