Allardyce sends introductory email to England players

England coach Sam Allardyce has introduced himself to the players on email.

With England set to face their opening World Cup 2018 qualifier in one months’ time, Allardyce has made contact with the 23 players who featured for his predecessor Roy Hodgson in France, says the London Evening Standard.

Allardyce, whose first game in charge will be against Slovakia on September 4, considers man management to be his primary strength and has confirmed he has a “rough idea” of who will feature in Trnava.

“Man management is my biggest asset, to try and help players to enjoy themselves and be better than they already are,” Allardyce said after his appointment last month.

“Hopefully that will work on the England side, I think it’s worked everywhere else that I’ve been and I’ll have that approach in this job.”

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