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Sam Allardyce Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Dudley, West Midlands, England, UK
Nicknames Big Sam
Sam Allardici
Height 6' 3¼" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Allardyce was born on October 19, 1954 in Dudley, West Midlands, England.

Spouse (1)

Lynn (? - ?)

Trivia (9)

Former manager of Bolton Wanderers FC and Newcastle United FC.
Managed Limerick (1990), Blackpool (1994-1996) and Notts County (1997-1999) before taking over as manager of Bolton Wanderers in October 1999 when Colin Todd resigned as manager. Has since led Bolton to the Premiership via the play-offs as well as getting the club to three semi-finals in his first season in charge.
Previous clubs as a player include Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Tampa Bay Rowdies (USA), Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers (again), Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End (again).
Guided Blackpool to the play-off semi-finals in 1996 but they lost out to Bradford City. Won the Third Division Championship with Notts County in 1998
Applied for the Bolton managers job three times, in December 1985 whilst still a player at the club, he wanted to take over from Charlie Wright but lost out to Phil Neal who joined from Liverpool as player-manager. In 1992 when Neal left Bolton he once again applied but lost out to Bruce Rioch before finally getting the job in 1999.
His son, Craig Allardyce, has also played professional football for Preston, Blackpool, Mansfield and Chesterfield. Also has a daughter called Rachel.
Big Sam grew up supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Played as a centre-back.
He is the only England football manager with a 100% record, having managed one game and won one game. He was forced to resign after an undercover newspaper sting and was replaced by Gareth Southgate.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on Terry Venables] He has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He knows the world of football inside out.
[in 2016] None of the foreign coaches are trained or equipped any better than we are but unless we get the opportunity to get interviewed, which is rare now, particularly for young managers, a manager getting into the Premier League now that is English or British would have to do it via getting promoted through the Championship. Everyone is talking about Eddie Howe at the moment and rightly so, but the only way he got to the Premier League was via Bournemouth, nobody went and plucked him out. The challenge of the foreign managers made us better over the years, there is no doubt about that, but the way it is going I can see no English manager in the Premier League and that could be very shortly as well.

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