• In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce awaits the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Southampton at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England. Sam Allardyce has been hired as England's national soccer team manager on a two-year contract, on Friday July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    Sam Allardyce hired to manage England national team

    LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce has been hired as England’s new national team manager, following the team’s embarrassing European Championship showing under Roy Hodgson.