London: Sam Allardyce has taken charge of the England Football team as the new manager following departure of Roy Hodgson from the side. Hodgson had quit the job immediately after England’s Euro 2016 failure.
England had crashed out of the European Championships in the round of 16, suffering an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Iceland.
Expressing joy over his appointment as the new manager, Allardyce said, “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted.”
“This is going to be my toughest challenge in my long career,” Allardyce said.
The 61-year-old Englishman will be replacing Roy Hodgson, who resigned after England’s loss to Iceland in Euro 2016. Allardyce has signed a 2 year contract with English team and will aim to guide England to victory in 2018 World Cup.
Allardyce however refused to confirm if striker Wayne Rooney would continue as the captain of the team.