The best Sam Allardyce England manager jokes as odds shorten on appointment

Sunderland boss installed as favourite to replace Roy Hodgson.

Sam Allardyce England manager? Looks like it could happen
SUCCESSOR? Sam (Image: Egghead06)

As odds shortened on him to replace Roy Hodgson as head coach of the national team, these were the best Sam Allardyce England manager jokes.

Known affectionately within the game as Big Sam, Allardyce is notorious for his direct style of play and built his reputation on guiding Bolton Wanderers to European football.

Having masterminded Sunderland’s most recent escape from relegation following a disastrous start to the season under Dick Advocaat, his stock is high at a time when the English national team has yet again become a laughing stock for a dismal performance at a major tournament.

With odds having been slashed from 2/1 to 5/4, these were amongst the best Sam Allardyce England manager jokes:

Sam Allardyce expects to be contacted by the FA this week over England manager's job. [SSN]pic.twitter.com/2YHlTP4f0a

— Betfred (@Betfred) July 12, 2016

When you realise that Steve Bruce and Big Sam are frontrunners for the England job…https://t.co/4RkZTpvecd

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) July 12, 2016

The evolution of English football could be Roy Hodgson to Sam Allardyce. Ha!

— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) July 11, 2016

Oh, think twice
It's just another day for you and me and Allardyce

— ALS: SAFC FANZINE (@ALS_Fanzine) July 12, 2016

The 'Big Sam for England' bandwagon is gathering pace. Everyone seems to be going public with their support… pic.twitter.com/UwNcCHAPT8

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 12, 2016

Sam Allardyce is expecting to be contacted about the Real Madrid job. How is this news? https://t.co/6YUrp4hyVD

— YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) July 12, 2016

Not a surprise that Big Sam will get to talk to the FA about the England job. He wrote a 368-page application: his autobiography

— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) July 10, 2016

If Sam Allardyce gets the England job I fully expect Kevin Nolan to get called up to earn that elusive England cap

— Monkey Sponge (@monkey_sponge) July 12, 2016

Sam Allardyce has flown back to UK. By tomorrow, he'll be Labour Party leader. By Friday, Kevin Nolan will be shadow Chancellor. #wayitsgoin

— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) July 12, 2016

Big Sam for England manager.

Big Sam for leader of the Conservatives.

Big Sam for King. https://t.co/430oUQcMQH

— 90min (@90min_Football) July 12, 2016

Prime Minister AND England Manager? No job is too BIG for BIG SAM pic.twitter.com/65BlI0GK2u

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 11, 2016

Big Sam for England with Phil Brown alongside him? Oh Mike Bassett where are u when we need u most…….

— John Ludden (@Johnludds) July 12, 2016

I'm supposed to be taking time off over the summer. Literally impossible with Big Sam hovering over the England job. pic.twitter.com/rJiF8QG5jL

— kelly_welles (@kelly_welles) July 12, 2016

Big Sam on his previous interview for the England manager's job. Amazing. (via @guardian_sport) pic.twitter.com/DUXOnZpl7v

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 12, 2016

Pep Guardiola: "Against Sunderland, against the Big Sam, I will play my first Premier League game. I will have to adapt."

The Big Sam.

— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 8, 2016

Sam Allardyce rocking the classic 'satisfied post-full-English breakfast fifth morning of the ten-day holiday' look. pic.twitter.com/dFDGS0YNVk

— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) July 12, 2016

ICYMI: Sam Allardyce interviewing for the England job this week. This will be his opening gambit: https://t.co/SYk7u7n4ix

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 11, 2016