The coach Sam Allardyce, 68, is unquestionably one of the great figures of English (Site notre bureau spécialisé). After going through countless clubs around the country and English teamthe experienced trainer has been given the mission of rescuing the endangered Leeds United relegation en premier league. And your first challenge will soon be against the boss Manchester Citythis Saturday (6), at the Etihad Stadium, from 11 a.m. (Brasilia time), with Live broadcast pour the ESPN no star +.
Announcement in place of Javi Grace last Wednesday (3), Allardyce will command Leeds for the last four fights in the Premier League, with the team on the edge of the relegation zone and level on points with Nottingham Forest, which opens the collage. And if you get rid of peacocks protester the championshipthe experienced trainer will pocket a millionaire sum.
In addition to the 500,000 pounds (R$3.1 million in current figures) he will receive for the four matches in which he will manage Leeds, Allardyce will earn a « bicho » of 3 million pounds (R$18.75 million). if he got rid of the relegation team. Even because of that, the veteran considers it the biggest challenge of his career.
“Trying to save this club and keep it in the Premier League is a big responsibility and a big challenge, but I was ready to take it on because of who Leeds United are,” he told a conference. Press.
“That’s probably my biggest challenge because of the lack of games left. You point of view of avoiding relegation, that would be the biggest as there are only four matches left. »
And in addition to the generous prize he can win, the manager also showed irreverence when he arrived. At his introductory press conference, he rejected the old-fashioned label and always put himself « on par » with England’s elite coaches, including his next rival, Pep Guardiolain addition to Jurgen Kloppfair liverpoole Mikel Artetafair arsenal.
« A lot of people think I’m old and old-fashioned, which is far from the truth. I may be 68 and look old, but there’s no one ahead of me in terms of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) – not Pep, not Klopp, not Arteta,” he said.
“I shared with them, they did what they do, I do what I do. In terms of knowledge and depth of knowledge, I’m up there. I’m not saying I’m better, but I’m definitely as good as they are. »
And Allardyce’s statement was the subject of Guardiola’s press conference on Friday (5), on the eve of the match against Leeds. And the Spaniard, who is fighting to win another Premier League, has agreed to the English coach’s proposals.
« He’s right, I want to be honest. Now the young coaches are there with the tactics or whatever…so they are very good, they help us to be who we are,” he said.
« Is (experienced coaches) are very good, they have amazing experience, they know the game inside out and it looks like that’s why. »
Positive record against slack and scandal in England
Big SamAs he is called in England, a history of « firefighter » in English (Site notre bureau spécialisé), since he is hired with the mission of ridding clubs of relegation.
And the veteran has already saved a few teams in his career, including Blackburn etc sunderlandin addition to a campaign in the Evertonshortly after the release of Ronald Comanwhich took the Liverpool team from 13th to 8th place in the standings.
Sam Allardyce was also embroiled in a scandal in 2016 when he was signed with the England squad for the ‘dream job’. A British newspaper investigation Telegraph on (Site notre bureau spécialisé) corruption in England recorded coach offers advice to help alleged Far Eastern businessmen, who were in fact undercover journalists, get around the rule that third parties cannot hold economic rights of players. The commander was removed from his post English teamwho rather contributed Gareth Southgatethen coach of the National Under-21 team and continues to this day in the role.
After his resignation, he returned to running the clubs, starting with Crystal Palace, still in 2016, or the rest of the year is next. Before being hired by Leeds, but last employment was in 2021, at West Bromwich.
Wave assisted at Manchester City x Leeds United?
Manchester City X Leeds United will be broadcast live on ESPN no star +this Saturday (6), at 11 a.m. (Brasilia time).