Sam Allardyce has taken a decent swipe at Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley and Newcastle Chairman in the Daily Mail this morning.
Sam Allardyce – took the Newcastle Job last May
Big Sam told the Daily Mail today:
“Huge businessmen, multi-millionaires in their own right, very clever men, but never been shouted at.â€
“They can’t stand the pressure, their knees buckle, they don’t stand strong and they use the easy option to take the pressure off themselves.â€ “They have to be the strongest ones and often they’re the weakest ones.â€
“They might like the limelight when the success comes, but they certainly can’t put up with the other side of it, which is really quite volatile now.”
Although Allardyce insisted his comments were not specifically directed at Newcastle owner Mike Ashley or Chairman Chris Mort, that doesn’t mean the swipe isn’t aimed right at them.
Itâ€™s hard to assume those two are not his major example, since he has just served under Mike and Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort, another successful businessman in his own right, at Newcastle United, until January of this year.
The former Bolton manager continued:
“It’s addiction. That’s the trouble,” “Sixteen years, yes I need a break. But when Saturday comes round, or Friday or Thursday, I’m still lying in bed agitated, still trying to make the decisions I should be making.â€
“The only decisions I’m making at the moment is whether I have tea, coffee, toast or cornflakes in the morning.”
“I hopefully will get another job in the Premier League, with a bit of good fortune. That is sad because somebody else has to come out of a job for me to be considered.
“I know I can be successful because I’ve done that in the past.”
Sam hardly has the executive business background to even comment on this, but that never stopped him in the past.
Sam is always going to be outspoken, because that’s part of his personality. But there is such a thing called dignity, and that often means the best thing you can do in certain delicate circumstances, is just keep quiet.
We really wish Sam would do that, for his own sake – but we also know that’s almost impossible for him.