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Moyes appointed Sunderland manager, Allardyce England manager

Allardyce handed national team duty

On Friday, the English Football Association announced Sam Allardyce signed a two-year contract as the manager of the English football team after Roy Hodgson stepped down from the post shortly after England's exit from the UEFA Euro 2016 Last 16 facing a defeat against Iceland.

61-year-old Allardyce signed Sunderland in October and helped the club avoid relegation from the Premier League. The fourth-most experienced manager in the Premier League, Allardyce has won the Manager of the Month award on six occasions. Having managed Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, and West Ham United before joining Sunderland, Allardyce has a win record of more than 33% in the first tier, managing 467 games.

Allardyce helped the Bolton Wanderers earn promotion as their manager and, later, UEFA Europa League qualification.

Signing a two-year contract, 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. [...] I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve."

With the goal of helping England qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Allardyce's first match as the English football manager is a friendly at Wembley Stadium on September 1.

 
File photo of David Moyes, 2007.
Image: Dan Farrimond (flickr).

Moyes to manage Sunderland

Following the English FA appointing Allardyce as English team manager, Sunderland signed David Moyes as its manager on a four-year contract.

53-year-old Moyes has won the Manager of the Month award ten times, managing more than 800 matches. Helping Preston North End to win the second division title, Moyes then spent eleven seasons with Everton from 2001. Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United F.C. manager in 2013.

Signing the contract, Moyes said, "I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity."

Moyes is to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City F.C. next month.

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