Allardyce tipped to recall West Ham man into England squad

West Ham's Andy Carroll

West Ham United’s Andy Carroll was unlucky not to feature at the European Championships.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

According to the latest odds published by Sky Bet, West Ham United’s Andy Carroll is tipped to make Sam Allardyce’s England squad for the former Sunderland manager’s first game in charge.

Allardyce has taken up the vacant England job following Roy Hodgson’s exit, leaving Sunderland on the lookout for a new manager with Sky Bet heavily pointing towards David Moyes with odds of 1/10.

The new England manager has a proud record in the Premier League, establishing the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and West Ham as top-flight sides.

West Ham's And Carroll applauds their fans after being substituted

During his three-year spell with the latter, he brought in a number of players still featuring under current boss Slaven Bilic including former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll.

Carroll enjoyed a terrific end of season following his return from injury last term, scoring nine goals in 13 league starts including a memorable hattrick during a 3-3 draw with fellow London side Arsenal.

Despite the 27-year-old’s excellent form, he missed out on a spot at the European Championships as then England boss Roy Hodgson opted for Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford instead.

West Ham's Andy Carroll and Manchester United's Daley Blind in action

Hodgson went for five strikers in total - Rashford, Daniel Sturridge, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney - yet neither have the aerial prowess of Carroll and that ultimately came back to haunt England.

The Three Lions were desperate for genuine width and a strong aerial presence as they struggled to break down Slovakia and Iceland, ultimately losing to the latter 2-1 in the opening knockout round.

Allardyce, it seems, will not be so short-sighted and Sky Bet have posted odds of 4/6 on Carroll earning a recall to the England squad for the opening set of fixtures under Allardyce’s tenure in September.

Popularly known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old deserves the chance to manage his nation and few would bet against him outperforming his predecessor during the duration of his two-year contract and beyond.

West Ham's Andy Carroll in action with Swansea City's Federico Fernandez

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