Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has refused to be bitter over his Newcastle dismissal.
Sam Allardyce – happy to join Newcastle United last May
And today Sam talked about the sacking, which was obviously a huge shock to him. He was sacked after Newcastle’s mediocre start to the season and his tactics has caused some Newcastle fans to fiercely criticize the manager.
When asked if he was bitter at all about his dismissal yesterday Sam said:
“No, I don’t think so. Once people make a decision, there is nothing you can do about it.â€ “There is no point being bitter and twisted about it because that will only affect you, it does not affect the people you have left.â€
“For me, it’s disappointing and you have to move on with your life.” “For me, it is the future now. I will take a break with my wife and go away, have a little bit of a re-charge of the batteries, come back and then move on with my football career.”
“Me and my wife will get away in the sunshine, have a little bit of a break and then come back and re-focus and obviously stay in football.â€
“When that will come? Who knows? We will just have to wait and see.”
Allardyce apparently has had numerous good wishes calls and texts from friends offering their support since last night’s announcement. Whatever you thought of Sam as a manager â€“ he is a good man, and we wish him the very best in life. We also thank him for what he did for the club in the short time he was manager.
We don’t think he’s going to be short of offers, when he returns from his well earned vacation.