27 Facts About Sam Allardyce

1. Sam Allardyce maintained that Man United were 'so good' on the night and that they outplayed Tottenham in the 90 minutes.

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2. Sam Allardyce is seen as a man who plays proper English football with a strong northern background, but the new England manager is in fact of Scottish descent.

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3. Sam Allardyce once told the BBC in the early days of his managerial career he would not manage beyond the age of 50.

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4. Sam Allardyce tried to make as much money as possible as England manager – before his first match.

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5. Sam Allardyce gave advice on where third party ownership was still possible, despite the worldwide Fifa ban.

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6. Sam Allardyce replied: "It's not a problem… we got Valencia in.

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7. Sam Allardyce becomes the first England manager since Kevin Keegan in 2000 to depart the position during an active qualifying campaign—having taken charge of just one game, away to Slovakia earlier this month.

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8. Sam Allardyce was another manager that I did not like before he came to the club.

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9. Sam Allardyce spent big on Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott during his short reign as Everton.

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10. Sam Allardyce believes Jose Mourinho is 'trying to pass the buck' to his Manchester United players with his comments ahead on Wednesday night's clash against Arsenal.

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11. In January 2013, Sam Allardyce received "substantial", but undisclosed, damages from former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean.

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12. Sam Allardyce announced his departure from Crystal Palace on 23 May 2017, saying he had no intention of seeking another job, in what was interpreted as a retirement announcement.

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13. On 23 December 2016, Sam Allardyce signed a two-and-a-half-year contract to become manager of Crystal Palace, a day after the sacking of Alan Pardew.

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14. On 22 July 2016, Sam Allardyce signed a two-year contract to become manager of the England national team.

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15. Sam Allardyce earned praise for his management of Sunderland from some pundits, particularly for his organized approach and emphasis on a strong defence.

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16. Sam Allardyce left West Ham on 24 May 2015, the final day of the season, after his contract was not renewed.

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17. Sam Allardyce was appointed as manager of then-recently relegated West Ham United on 1 June 2011, signing a two-year contract.

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18. Sam Allardyce parted company with Newcastle United on 9 January 2008.

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19. Sam Allardyce was offered the Manchester City job, but the offer was withdrawn after Thaksin Shinawatra's purchase offer of the club was accepted.

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20. Sam Allardyce was again offered the Newcastle job and was this time to keen to take it, but Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepard broke off contract negotiations after electing to appoint caretaker-manager Glenn Roeder on a full-time basis.

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21. In January 1997, Sam Allardyce made his return to football as manager of struggling Division Two club Notts County.

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22. Sam Allardyce was hired as a player-coach by Brian Talbot at West Bromwich Albion in February 1989.

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23. Sam Allardyce signed for Sunderland on 1 July 1980 for £150,000.

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24. Sam Allardyce was offered a contract by Norwich City manager John Bond, but the offer was bettered by Colin Addison at Derby County, and he verbally agreed a three-year contract with Derby.

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25. Sam Allardyce decided to leave Bolton at the end of the season as he felt that he was underpaid at Bolton and did not get on with Anderson.

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26. Sam Allardyce spent his youth with semi-professional side Dudley Town, making his debut at the age of 14 he quickly learned how to play centre-half in the highly physical West Midlands League.

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27. Sam Allardyce made 578 league and cup appearances in a 21-year career spent mostly in the Football League, as well as brief spells in the North American Soccer League and League of Ireland.

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