Twitter reaction to Sam Allardyce getting England job - Piers Morgan, Steve Harper, Kilbane

Steve Harper
Steve Harper

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will be named the new England boss within the next 24 hours, replacing Roy Hodgson after the Three Lions' early exit from Euro 2016.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will be named the new England boss within the next 24 hours, replacing Roy Hodgson after the Three Lions' early exit from Euro 2016.

Here is how celebrities and footballers on Twitter reacted to the news of Allardyce's impending appointment.

"Excellent choice. He'll bring the passion back" - journalist and presenter Piers Morgan.

"Delighted for @OfficialBigSam. Spoke of never representing ENG as a player but how much he wanted to manage them with our youth team @pnefc" - former Preston and Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane.

"Huge job for Sam Allardyce. Big character for a big job and certainly won't be overawed by it. Real shame for SAFC though" - ex-Southampton and Sunderland defender Danny Higginbotham.

"Congrats @OfficialBigSam a great manager and a guy players will run through walls for. Can't wait for my call up. #seeyouinRussia" - comedian Jack Whitehall, who was managed by Allardyce during Soccer Aid 2016.

"Well done gaffa! @OfficialBigSam new @England manager!!!!" - presenter Paddy McGuinness, a team-mate of Whitehall at Soccer Aid.

"In 2 spells 8yrs apart I saw a very different @OfficialBigSam. A lot more relaxed but still organised & innovative. Good luck gaffer!" - goalkeeper Steve Harper, who was managed by Allardyce at Newcastle and Sunderland.