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Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

Clubs played for: Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion. (1973-1989)

Born: 1954

Birthplace: Dudley, Worcestershire

Position: Defender

Biography: Allardyce later became the player-manager of Limerick in 1991 before he returned to England as a coach and manager at Preston North End, Blackpool and Notts County. Allardyce resigned from his post in 1999 to take over as the manager of former club Bolton Wanderers. His managerial merry-go-round continued with stops at Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Sunderland before being appointed manager of the England national team in 2016. This turned out to be an ill-fated spell as he was sacked after just one game when allegations of corruption were printed in a newspaper. He then took the Crystal Palace job in 2017 and kept them in the Premier League at the end of the 2016-17 season and performed a similar feat at Everton in 2017 before being sacked at the end of the 2017-18 season.

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Allardyce, Sam Top class Centre-half and if you are lucky enough to meet him he's a great bloke.Smashed a screamer at the Den against Bolton...lucky there was a net or it might have killed someone.

Allardyce, Sam Big Sam now boss a Sunderland

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