Meet the man who knew Sam Allardyce would become England manager: Jonathan Wilkes


You may know Jonathan Wilkes as that guy who's mates with Robbie Williams and always crops up the England team at Soccer Aid despite not really being famous.

But he's also, it turns out, someone kind of genius football guru who can predict the future. Sort of.

Well, he called Sam Allardyce as the England manager, anyway.

Wilkes was been part of Allardyce's England team in the last three Soccer Aid games, including this year's edition in June when Jose Mourinho was also involved.

Other players from that team were sending out their congratulations after news emerged that Allardyce was expected to be appointed as the proper England boss within 24 hours.

Well, he couldn't do any worse than the other lot did against Iceland this summer.