SAM ALLARDYCE is 8-1 with Coral to win a major tournament with England after being confirmed as manager.
The Three Lions are 14-1 to lift the 2018 World Cup – and even if they added a zero to that I’d not be interested.
I’m not sure what to make of the appointment although it seems at best a sideways step – will Big Sam really be any better than Roy Hodgson or even Steve Bruce? He’s not won anything as a boss but has done good work fighting fires.
Only time will tell and it’s Allardyce’s first big job so it will be interesting to see if he can get the best out of the likes of Spurs striker Harry Kane (above).
We know his team will be organised and work hard but will there be flair? The long-ball game could be reintroduced after years of railing against it and that will make the Scotland v England World Cup clashes interesting.
England are just 1-10 to qualify for the 2018 finals and they always do. The English are 7-4 to go through qualification for the 2018 World Cup unbeaten and 10-1 to finish their campaign with a 100 per cent record.
Coral make Allardyce 8-11 to still be in charge of England at Euro 2020 while he is evens not to be manager of the team at the tournament.
Bookies spokesman John Hill said: “Although Big Sam has been given an initial two-year contract by the FA we make him odds on to still be in charge of the national team for Euro 2020.
“It’s been 50 years and counting since England last won a major tournament and the odds suggest Big Sam won’t end that long wait for a trophy during his spell in the most scrutinised position in world football.”
So guys and girls – what do you think? Will Big Sam be a success or another big-name flop?