Sam Allardyce was pipped for the Blackburn Rover’s job by Paul Ince last week, so Sam is still looking for a job for next season.
Sam Allardyce – better manager now after Newcastle experience
Yesterday, Allardyce started to pump up his resume and availability, as he told Sky Sports News he is ready to get back into management:
“We had a particularly bad year for dismissals last year and even if you’re sat in my position I think it’s quite outrageous what happened.”
“I would have thought that everyone thinks the same – 11 managers changing hands in the Premier League during one season, for the first time ever, shows the pressure on us all.”
“But it’s one where we have to deal with it and come back and next time it comes round look forward to it.”
“I’ve had a great six months and I come back now as Sam Allardyce and a better manager than I have been before.”
“I never foresaw the situation as it materialised at Newcastle but, from my point of view and from the public’s point of view, you can’t hold me responsible for that.”
“My past record speaks for itself and hopefully that will be enough for someone to take Sam Allardyce on in the near future.”
It’s surprising that Sam says he didn’t see the sack coming last January, because the results which were not good from October on.
But Sam was never short of self confidence, and he obviously thinks he’s a good football manager.
And it was a chance that Mike Ashley took, to Sack Sam half way through the season, but it eventually has paid off for the club, with Kevin Keegan righting the ship, during the last 10 games or so of the season.
But Sam was well paid for his six months of work on Tyneside, and it seems the club did their best to make the break as cordial as possible.
But Sam is itching to get back into the fray, and we’ll just have to see if he can get a decent job with a Premier league club for next season.
We bear no malice against Sam, he did his very best, and worked hard, but it was the type of football he played, as much as anything else, that got him fired.
And over time, you find you benefit more from the bad experiences you have in life, more than you benefit from the good experiences, though it doesn’t feel like that at the time, that’s for sure.
But Sam did bring in some good players for us like Beye, Faye, Enrique, Viduka and Geremi, who were all in Kevin Keegan’s first team, at the end of last season.
Whoops, I missed out Joey Barton.