WATCH: Rousing reception for Sam Allardyce as he comes out for last Sunderland game

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Sam Allardyce was given a rousing reception by both Hartlepool and Sunderland fans as he came out for what looks set to be his last game in charge of the Wearsiders.

Allardyce is set to be announced as the new England manager in the next 24 hours.

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

Before that, he faced Hartlepool in a pre-season friendly at Victoria Park, and amid a scrum of photographers and reporters, he was given a fine reception.

Allardyce then posed for pictures and signed autographs before taking his place in the visiting dugout.