Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce replaces Jose Mourinho as England boss

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will manage England this weekend!

Big Sam will take charge of the England XI in Sunday’s Soccer Aid charity game at Old Trafford, after Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho pulled out.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho, 53, has reportedly told organisers he has other commitments he wants to focus on.

Allardyce was scheduled to be Mourinho’s assistant but will now take charge of an England XI including ex-Arsenal keeper David Seaman and former Manchester United defender Phil Neville, plus a host of celebrities.