Sam Allardyce replaced Roy Hodgson as the head coach of the England national football team and now he has the responsibility of guiding the England national side to victory in their upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.
England has a qualifying match scheduled to take place on September 4 as they face off with Slovakia and Sam Allardyce has already voiced his concerns in relation to certain issues revolving his new squad.
The biggest issue that England has to resolve or find a way to improve is regarding the amount of national players that are being developed which seems to be decreasing as each year passes by.
Out of the entire Premier League, only 34% of them are actually eligible to perform and represent England at the international stage and this is something that seriously affects the chances of the English side to compete at the same level as other nations as they simply do not have so many options compared to other national sides.
Because of this lack of eligible players, this will force Allardyce on having to choose players that aren’t regularly performing with their respective clubs, these are regularly called as: ‘’fringe players’’
“This is a job I have waited for, for many, many years, and I am absolutely delighted that I now sit in this privileged position of being the England national team manager. That goes without saying now when you’ve only got 34 per cent, but I also understand the pressures of being a Premier League manager. One of the hard bits is having the smallest available pool of English players ever’’ England’s recently appointed Sam Allardyce said as he voiced his happiness in being elected as the new head coach and in the obstacles that he is facing in his latest managerial position.