Though there is no confirmation that Sundarland manager Sam Allardyce has been offered the England job following Roy Hodgson’s resignation, reports suggest he is in line for talks with the FA over the job and his former boss David Gold, the West Ham United chair has backed him for the role.
The coach was in charge of West Ham when the London side sealed a return to the top flight in 2012 and having served under Gold, the Hammers chair is convinced Big Sam fits the bill.
Gold recommends Allardyce, stating that he is ambitious and determined, coupled with the fact that he has been in the job for long enough to know his course.
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him [for the England job].
“He is determined, he is ambitious. He’s been in the business a long time.
“I think the most important thing from my point of view is that he’s English. Sam of course fits that bracket. You can rely on Sam meeting all those criteria.” He said.
Allardyce, 61, took over at Sunderland in October before steering the club to Premier League safety.
The Black Cats finished 17th, one place and two points above the relegation zone, after losing only one of their final 11 league matches of the 2015-16 season.