Big sam. Sam Allardyce

He impressed during this short run, winning himself the club's Young Player of the Year award He arrived too late to save them from relegation in , and in his autobiography described how the players "would not respond" to his coaching methods as they went 18 games without a win and pressure mounted on Allardyce
In addition to his football career, Allardyce has also run a number of businesses, including a motor spares firm, a fast-food restaurant, a social club, a , a piano bar, and a pub restaurant Personal life He met his wife Lynne Ward while still a youth team player at Bolton Wanderers, and the pair married on 1 June 1974

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P W D L Win % player-manager 1991 1992 27 14 10 3 0 51.

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He strengthened the team by spending £2 million on Sunderland winger and brought in defender on loan from Marseille
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Whilst under Allardyce's management, Everton were ranked 20th for total shots, 19th for total shots on target, 16th for passing accuracy and 17th for shots faced in the Premier League
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Blackburn remained mid-table for the duration of the season, and finished tenth with a final day victory away at Aston Villa
It was cold, calculated, pre-planned, whatever Later career Allardyce wrote to every club in the top two divisions to inform them he was available on a free transfer, and privately lamented choosing his past clubs for financial rather than footballing reasons
On 15 May 2007, Newcastle United announced that Allardyce had signed a three-year contract to succeed Glenn Roeder as manager

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Allardyce has a reputation for using tactics, though he has said that this perception is "totally and utterly wrong".

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Allardyce has been labelled a manager by some analysts, though he has disputed this perception as "totally and utterly wrong"
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Robert Sullivan, Director of Strategy at the FA, later confirmed to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee that Allardyce's comments were "a factual, correct statement around the laws of the English game and having third-party ownership" Following a review by City of London Police, Allardyce was cleared of any wrongdoing, with The Daily Telegraph also clarifying that it "did not suggest that Allardyce had broken the law", though he agreed that he had been "a fool"
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In 2011, Kean had been recorded in a bar in Hong Kong alleging that Allardyce had been sacked from his post at Blackburn Rovers because he was a "crook"