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Who is Sam Allardyce? Deeply unimpressed by first 45 minutes against Arsenal: Wiki, Age, Bio, NetWorth, Career, Instagram, Twitter, and more facts

Sam Allardyce: Wiki

Sam Allardyce an English football manager and former professional player who left his post as manager at Premier League club Everton in May 2018. Sam Allardyce slammed Everton’s ‘basic’ first half showing against Arsenal in front of new boss Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian was in the stands at Goodison Park to run the rule over his new side following his unveiling as the new Everton boss after the sacking of Marco Silva. However, the highly-acclaimed coach will have been left unimpressed by the Merseyside club’s opening 45 minutes, in which they failed to find their rhythm to cause the visitors any real problems.

Sam Allardyce Age

Born                19 October 1954 (age 65)

Sam Allardyce Playing Position

Position          Defender

Sam Allardyce Birth Place

Birth Place     Dudley, England

Sam Allardyce Early life

Samuel Allardyce was born in October 1954 on the Old Park Farm Estate, Dudley, the son of Robert Allardyce (1916–1989) and Mary Agnes Allardyce (1918–1991). His father was a police sergeant. Both parents originated from Scotland with his father from Nairn and his mother from Dumfries. He has an older sister, Mary, born in Scotland in 1939 and an older brother, Robert junior, born in 1951. Allardyce was educated at Sycamore Green Primary School and later at Mons Hill School, having been unsuccessful in his Eleven-plus exam. He discovered in later life that he suffers from dyslexia. As a child, he supported Wolverhampton Wanderers and dreamed that one day he would play at and manage the club.

Sam Allardyce Style of play

Bolton fans gave him the nickname “Super Sam Bionic Man” due to his tough tackling approach and the way he quickly got up after heavy collisions whilst the opposition player would be left flat on the ground. Veteran manager Dave Bassett, a friend of Allardyce, once humorously remarked that “He was what I called a ball-playing defender… If he wasn’t playing with the ball he was playing with your balls.”He was uncomfortable in the possession and played simple balls to his nearest teammates when he found himself with the ball, whilst teammates would be reluctant to pass to him. He did, however, possess good awareness and heading skills, and his anticipation made up for his lack of pace.

Sam Allardyce England

Allardyce (front) as Crystal Palace manager

On 22 July 2016, Allardyce signed a two-year contract to become the manager of the England national team. He won his first and only game in charge on 4 September, as an Adam Lallana goal deep into injury-time was enough to beat Slovakia on the opening day of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Following allegations of malpractice, Allardyce left the role by mutual consent on 27 September, having managed the team for just 67 days and one match.

Sam Allardyce 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. They had a son, Craig (9 June 1975), and daughter, Rachael (21 April 1979). He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Bolton in July 2010. 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 pub, a piano bar, and a pub restaurant. He published his autobiography, Big Sam, in October 2015.