London, July 21:The FA is all set to appoint veteran English manager Sam Allardyce as the new coach of the England national football team.
Allardyce, who is currently in charge of English Premier League side Sunderland, will be appointed as the England boss in the next 24 hours, according to Sky Sports reports.
The final decision will be taken on Thurday (July 21) in FA's board meeting which will be conducted 10 AM local time.
Sam Allardyce and Hull City manager Steve Bruce were the two contenders for the vacant post after Roy Hodgson resigned following the Euro 2016 debacle.
The FA had allocated the responsility of appointing a new manager to chief executive Martin Glenn, vice chairman David Gill and technical director Dan Ashworth.
Martin Glenn on Wednesday confirmed that the final call will be taken in Thursday's board meeting and the new manager will be announced.
Glenn was quoted: "It's been three weeks since the hunt started and we're making good progress.
"We're clear about what we're looking for and we've interviewed a handful of people.
"We're after the best man for the job and we've got to get that right. We've got to have covered all of the alternatives before we make our decision.
"Everyone we have spoken to about the job has been massively enthusiastic. We don't want a short-term solution for a couple of years, we want someone to work alongside the development teams in terms of giving them a ladder."
Sam Allardyce was in contention of this job 12 years ago after the then boss Sven Goran Eriksson left the position. But Allardyce lost the race to Steve Bruce.