Sam Allardyce is genuinely giddy over becoming England manager (“Excuse me, I can’t stop smiling because I’ve got this job,” he said after laughing on cue to prove his point). This enthusiasm was not enough to get him to his first day of work on time, however.
As the video above shows, Allardyce walked up to St. Georges’ Park apologizing for being late. “I didn’t expect the traffic,” he said in a moment that was not only filmed by the FA, but put right at the start of a video about his first day on the job. The people at FATV must have wanted Alan Pardew.
Once getting past that, Big Sam met the staff, noted that the indoor pitch at St. Georges’ Park is bigger than Sunderland’s, and spoke to the press. He also posed for a photoshoot in his England tracksuit, giving it the Big Sam Blue Steel.
Look out, Iceland. Sam Allardyce is coming for ya. If traffic allows.