Newcastle United have today parted company with Sam Allardyce as its Manager with immediate effect. Sam was only appointed in mid-May but has had a terrible string of results with the club for a couple of months.
Sam Allardyce – left by mutual consent is the party word
The decision for Sam to leave Newcastle United was said to have been reached by mutual agreement between Sam and the club. But that is the usual message issued and we expect that Sam was asked to leave. Certainly there’s no way he diodn’t want to remain in the job at the club, if he could.
Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort said this afternoon:
“Mike and I would like to place on record our thanks for Sam’s efforts and wish him well for the future.”
“A new manager has not yet been appointed at Newcastle United. We will make a further announcement on the managerial position when appropriate.”
Sam Allardyce said:
“I am disappointed to be leaving Newcastle United but I wish the Club all the best for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
First Team coach Nigel Pearson will take charge of the team for Saturday’s game at Manchester United.
This is a big shock, but surely the club have someone else lined up to take over the manager position at Newcastle United. We can only assume that Chris and Mike have talked to Alan Shearer, and that Alan has agreed to manage the club. We assume an announcement will be made very shortly on this.