FORMER Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce is stepping up to co-manage the England team in this year's Soccer Aid tournament.

Big Sam will be joined by Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid in running the team while their rivals Soccer Aid World XI, will be jointly managed by Harry Redknapp and GMB co-presenter Piers Morgan.

Signed up for the England team are Michael Owen, David Seaman, Jamie Carragher and Glen Johnson while the World XI will feature Line Of Duty's Martin Compston, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, former One Direction star Niall Horan and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Owen said: "I'm thrilled to be playing in Soccer Aid for Unicef again. It's a fantastic cause and I'm looking forward to taking on a strong Soccer Aid World XI.

"After winning it last year, I am hopeful that we will retain the Soccer Aid for Unicef Shield."

Former Arsenal player Seaman said: "I'm a Soccer Aid for Unicef veteran having played in all the matches since 2006!

"I've always loved being part of the game and I'm looking forward to playing in front of a big London crowd again.

"The atmosphere at Stamford Bridge was always one I enjoyed and I am sure this match will be the same."

Carragher said: "I have loved playing in the Soccer Aid for Unicef match previously and am really excited to be there once again.

"We have an unbelievable line-up this year and we're hoping it will be a great day for the fans and that we can help Unicef raise vital funds."

The Sky Sports pundit makes his second appearance for England in Soccer Aid for Unicef.

Johnson said: "I'm delighted to have been asked to play in Soccer Aid for Unicef - the first time I've been part of the game.

"This match is always one I've always watched over the years, so I'm looking forward to seeing some old faces and meeting some of the celebrities taking part. It's all for a fantastic cause, so come and watch us!"

Johnson will make his Soccer Aid debut with a return to Stamford Bridge, where he was part of the Chelsea's successful 2004/05 side.

Soccer Aid 2019, which will raise money for children around the world, takes place at Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge on June 16. It will be broadcast live on ITV and STV.