Twitter erupts into epic bantz as England announce Sam Allardyce

England have announced former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce as their new manager, via their official Twitter account.

The 61-year-old had been the favourite for the role since Roy Hodgson’s resignation in June after the Three Lions’ shock elimination from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland.

Allardyce boasts incredible experience in the Premier League from his spells with Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Sunderland.

The Dudley-born gaffer guided the Black Cats to Premier League survival last season, winning nine and drawing nine of his 31 games in charge, but has now left the club to take the England job.

Earlier this week, reports emerged claiming the FA were on the verge of announcing Allardyce as Hodgson’s successor.

And his appointment has now been confirmed by England’s official Twitter account after the FA agreed a compensation package with Sunderland.

His first match in charge of England will be a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in September, followed by clashes with Malta and Slovenia in October.

According to BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein, Allardyce has agreed a two-year contract.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the announcement