Twitter Reacts: Big Sam is England's new manby Harris Simpson / 25 July 2016, 10:41Tweet
Sam Allardyce has finally landed his dream job as England manager, and it is fair to say that opinion is divided.
Allardyce, who was famously overlooked for the position in 2006, has a reputation of playing route one football, which does not sit well with many fans, but others are excited about the prospect of a manager who will look to focus on the collective, rather than just individual ability.
Allardyce has little to lose as he arguably takes over an England side which many have already lost hope in. Hodgsons England were completely abject in France, and their defeat to Iceland was utterly embarrassing.
In previous regimes, England have opted for foreign managers with extensive CVs, while Hodgson was seen as an Englishman with a continental style. Neither style has been a success, and it has opened the door for managers of Big Sams ilk, who despite his basic tactical approach, is seen as the perfect man to inject some much needed passion back into the national side.
Allardyce will be relishing the opportunity to lead England to Russia, and if he can instil the same work ethic synonymous with his Premier League sides, Allardyce has every chance of making his time as England manager a success.
Arise, King Big Sam The First ??. pic.twitter.com/9xd2JBFAAB— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) July 20, 2016
Allardyce is being backed by many on twitter to reignite the players pride in playing for England, and accusations that Big Sam only plays a negative brand of football, are being questioned
Sam Allardyce is as close as we will ever get to Mike Bassett actually being named England manager. Bring it on!— Aaron Flanagan (@aaronflan) July 20, 2016
People slagging big Sam already. I think it's a great appointment. Massively respected and tactically brilliant. Defo upgrade on Roy!— Jamie Roberts (@jamleeroberts) 20 July 2016
Again: how could a country that's reached one final in 66 years look down its nose at Sam Allardyce? Delusions of grandeur persist.— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) July 20, 2016
However, despite a largely positive reaction to his appointment, some have taken issue with Sam Allardyces honours list, or rather lack of, and concerns have been raised that a return to a traditional English style may be detrimental to a new generation of English talent
First time in ages England have got a lot of talented players coming through and big Sam is in gonna lead them with his "English" tactics— Mark Thomas (@Mark15Thomas) July 21, 2016
Im not saying Big Sam is a bad manager, but it shows the ambition of the FA picking a damage limitation expert rather than a proven winner.— Chris McCausland (@chrismccausland) July 21, 2016
Despite the doubters, Big Sam will be absolutely delighted to have finally secured his dream position, and whatever happens, England fans are sure to be in for a treat with Big Sam
Don't worry England fans, Big Sam is ready... pic.twitter.com/Y7gCoMSBFp— Beautiful Footie (@Beautifulfootie) July 11, 2016
Sam Allardyce celebrates the good news. pic.twitter.com/unYINCQBvG— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) July 21, 2016
When you land the job of England manager. https://t.co/OGwtSNS2a6— Footy Vines (@Footy_Vines) July 21, 2016
A sneak peek at Sam Allardyce's phone right now pic.twitter.com/375VAljvEw— tom (@cultofwilson) July 20, 2016