Big Sam Allardyce, the new England manager, takes charge of a largely unchanged team from that which flopped at Euro 2016 under Roy Hodgson.
Managing England might be a privilege for Big Sam but it’s also a responsibility to a nation that feels thoroughly flat about its international team.
In the past, Allardyce has been labeled as a long ball manager, with a focus on physical football that disrupts and intimidates. Football purists might find it groan-worthy, but its uncomplicated and passionate. Whether he can bring passion to the English team is a question that will be answered tomorrow.
A bigger question that will linger right until World Cup 2018: Can this so-called golden generation of D-minus performing players change their inability to win games in major international tournaments?
Big Sam’s journey begins tomorrow, and all England fans hope it doesn’t become a burden to watch.