We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 10:10 | 12/7/16

Gold backs Allardyce for England job


West Ham co-chairman David Gold has thrown his support behind Sam Allardyce for the England manager's position.

Allardyce is one of the leading contenders to succeed Roy Hodgson but the Sunderland manager has yet to be contacted by the Football Association despite reports suggesting that he would be interviewed for the position this week.

Gold worked with Allardyce during his four-year spell as West Ham manager and he believes the 61-year-old is the ideal candidate to lead the national team.

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him," Gold told BBC Radio 5 live. "He is determined, he is ambitious. He's been in the business a long time.

"I think the most important thing from my point of view is that he's English. Sam of course fits that bracket. You can rely on Sam meeting all those criteria."

Allardyce was interviewed for the England job in 2006 following Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure but he missed out when the FA elected to appoint Steve McClaren.

Man United see off Ajax to win the Europa League

22:59 | 24/5/17

Manchester United have won the Europa League with a 2-0 victory over Ajax at the Friends Arena, Stockholm.


We won for Manchester and for the country, says Pogba

22:57 | 24/5/17

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has said his team were inspired to win the Europa League trophy for the people of Manchester and the people of England.


It's been a very, very good season, says Mourinho

22:55 | 24/5/17

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed his team’s achivements after they won the Europa League title and with it secured a coveted spot in next seas...


Wenger admits future is uncertain

22:46 | 24/5/17

Arsene Wenger admits he does not know whether Saturday's FA Cup final will be his last match as Arsenal manager.


Atsu joins Newcastle on permanent deal

22:09 | 24/5/17

Newcastle have signed Christian Atsu on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

Top Stories


Hamilton versus Vettel is 'awesome', says Rosberg

21:36 | 24/5/17

Reigning and now retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has described the current battle for the world title between his former Mercedes team-mate Lewis ...


Terry hits back at criticism of his farewell

14:39 | 24/5/17

John Terry insists he 'could not care less' what people think about his controversial substitution in his final Premier League match for Chelsea.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.