Jose Mourinho quotes on Sam Allardyce style will worry England fans
The Special One launched a scathing attack on Big Sam in 2014 after Allardyce's West Ham United secured a 0-0 draw against Mourinho's Chelsea.
Sam Allardyce will soon be named as the new England manager, according to various reports:
Confirmed. Allardyce to be next England manager & the latest to try to confound those who see it as sport's impossible job. Good luck Sam— Dan Roan (@danroan) July 20, 2016
Good luck to @OfficialBigSam ! A proud Black Country man and Englishman.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 20, 2016
Just a pride to play for the nation, then go from there.
It says much about the lack of options available to England that they end up with Sam Allardyce...as if his ego needed boosting!!— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) July 20, 2016
If Jose Mourinho's comments on the current Sunderland manager's tactics from his time at West Ham are anything to go by, the Manchester United manager probably doesn't have much mass on the FA's apparent choice for the position vacated by Roy Hodgson.
Whether you love or hate Mourinho, you can't argue that "19th-century football" isn't a golden soundbite.
"Out-tactic'd" from Big Sam is just as good, and if the above reports are true then it will be a pity not to see these two managers face off again in the coming Premier League season.