Former Newcastle and Sunderland manager, Sam Allardyce is understandably excited about getting the nod to manage England.
In introducing himself to the role, Big Sam laughed and smiled before expressing his initial objective.
“I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager, especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted,” said Allardyce.
“For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football. I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.
“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.
“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”
He will make his debut with a friendly game on September 1 at Wembley. The opponent isn’t confirmed yet. Then they play their opening 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in Trnava, three days later.
Former England midfielder Sammy Lee is expected to be his England assistant.