A group of five schoolboys from Jersey who submitted an application to manage the England national team following Roy Hodgson’s departure earlier this summer have been given a tour of Wembley Stadium and an opportunity to meet the successful candidate, Sam Allardyce.
Harlan Moss, (11), and Jonathan Trant (10), said in their application they would give “100% effort” to coaching the team. Their application was one of 700 submitted to the FA after England’s exit from the Euro 2016.
The letter ran: “My management team and I would absolutely love being the coaches for England….We will promise you that we will give 100% effort, 100% getting the squad right and 100% commitment in getting our legends fully fit….I am confident in my coaching staff and we promise that we will do the best we can to bring success to English football”.
Following an opportunity to meet the new England Manager and take a tour his office, Big Sam commented: “If they stay focused and keep working hard then you never know, they could be in my position in 30 years”.