England: Sam Allardyce Named as Roy Hodgson's Successor

Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce at Ashton Gate, Bristol, England, January 25, 2015. Allardyce has been named as the new England manager. Paul Gilham/Getty

Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has been named as England manager by the Football Association (FA).

Allardyce becomes the permanent successor to Roy Hodgson after he resigned following England's Euro 2016 exit at the last-16 stage.

The 61-year-old's first game in charge will be a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on September 4.