Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce to assist Jose Mourinho at Soccer Aid

Sam Allardyce will be back in the dugout for Soccer Aid this year. Picture: PA.
Sam Allardyce will be back in the dugout for Soccer Aid this year. Picture: PA.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will work alongside former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in this year's Soccer Aid at Old Trafford in June.

Allardyce and Mourinho will also be joined in the dugout by Soccer Aid co-founder Robbie Williams as their England side take on a Rest of the World team, who will be managed by Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, on June 5.

Mourinho said: "Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match!"

Soccer Aid celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and has raised over £17million for Unicef in the five matches played so far.

Ranieri, who has guided Leicester to a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League, said: "For Soccer Aid's 10th anniversary, it is a great honour that Robbie Williams has asked me to manage the Rest of the World XI and I'm looking forward to helping them defend their title."

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, pop star Olly Murs and comedians Jack Whitehall and John Bishop are among those signed up to play for England this year, with actor Michael Sheen, chef Gordon Ramsay and Westlife's Nicky Byrne among those set to line up for the Rest of the World.

The biennial live event will be hosted by Dermot O’Leary, while Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher will be pitchside to report on all the action as it happens.

Tickets for the match can be found here or alternatively calling 0845 456 2016.