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Allardyce named new England manager

22 July 2016, 19:12

London - Sam Allardyce is the new England manager after the Football Association officially appointed him on Friday, 10 years after he failed to convince them he was the right man for the job.

The 61-year-old Englishman - who lost out to Steve McClaren 10 years ago after Sven-Goran Eriksson left - signed a two-year contract with his task to guide England to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Allardyce - who gained credit for keeping Sunderland in the Premier League last season - replaces Roy Hodgson, who stepped down after England lost to minnows Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016 last month.

England football managers post World War II after the FA named Sam Allardyce in the post on Friday (name, period in post, best performance, ENG unless specified):

Walter Winterbottom 1946-62 - World Cup quarter-finals 1954/62

Alf Ramsey 1963-74 - World Cup winners 1966

Joe Mercer 1974

Don Revie 1974-77 - failed to qualify for Euro 1978

Ron Greenwood 1977-82 - World Cup second round 1982

Bobby Robson 1982-90 - World Cup semi-finals 1990 (lost on penalties)

Graham Taylor 1990-93 - European Championship group stage 1992

Terry Venables 1994-96 - European Championship semi-finals (lost on penalties) 1996

Glenn Hoddle 1996-99 - World Cup second round 1998 (lost on penalties)

Kevin Keegan 1999-2000 - Group stage Euro 2000

Sven-Goran Eriksson (SWE) 2001-2006 - Quarter-finals 2002 & 2006 World Cups (lost latter on penalties), Euro 2004 (lost on penalties)

Steve McLaren 2006-07 - failed to qualify for Euro 2008

Fabio Capello (ITA) 2008-12 - Second Round 2010 World Cup

Roy Hodgson 2012-2016 - Quarter-final Euro 2012

Note: Howard Wilkinson, Peter Taylor and Stuart Pearce stood in at various times briefly as caretaker managers.



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