Sam Allardyce says he is ‘extremely honoured’ to be the England manager after the FA confirmed him as new boss of the Three Lions.

A compensation settlement with Sunderland has been agreed and the former Bolton and West Ham boss has now taken the top job.

He replaces Roy Hodgson after England’s dismal Euro 2016 campaign, and Allardyce has vowed to do his utmost to bring success to the country.

“I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted,” Allardyce said.

“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.”

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