Former Newcastle Manager Appointed At Blackburn


Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce, who was the manager on Tyneside for a short 8 months, has been announced as the new boss of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.



Sam Allardyce – while at Newcastle – he’s the new manager at Blackburn

The Lancashire club moved quickly, as they said they would, after sacking Paul Ince yesterday, and have given the former Bolton and Newcastle manager a three-year contract. We imagine Sam will be absolutely delighted to be managing a Premier League club again, and Blackburn are an excellent club.

This is not a surprise since earlier this morning, another former Newcastle (and Blackburn) manager, Graeme Souness, took himself out of the reckoning for the Rovers’ job.

The short Blackburn Rovers statement said:

“Blackburn Rovers are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager with immediate effect. Sam has signed a three-year contract.”

The 54-year-old will be unveiled tomorrow, and we wish Big Sam the very best of luck, as we know he was more than keen to get back into football management, after his Newcastle adventure, and he’ll get right into the job no doubt for the home game against Stoke City on Saturday. A win in that game for Blackburn would not surprise us.

Sam said a few months ago that he desperately wanted to get back into football management, which is in his blood, and he wanted to make bigger decisions than what cereal to eat for breakfast every day.  😀

Sam also took his fair amount of abuse from Newcastle fans, during his time on Tyneside, but he always said that was their right, and he never complained about it.

We think  Sam’s a good man, and the fact he wasn’t successful at the Magpies didn’t say he didn’t work his socks off for our club, and we always appreciate that, whether the manager is successful or not.

All the best Big Sam.

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192 comments so far

  • Blackburn is a similar club to Bolton and i expect to do well with them. Ironically he faces both us and Bolton in consecutive weeks in January. Wonder what reception he will get.

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  • BT9MAG

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #2

    I despise Sam Allardyce – no tactical ability, no humility and no class! I hope Blackburn go down!

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #3

    bt9mag

    i like big sam he would have made us succesful

    his only down side is his style of football

    he has also been very respectful about the club sice leaving unlike some managers i.e souness

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  • Jack

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Blackburn must want to get relegated

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  • jordi

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #5

    That story was fine apart from one glaring mistake Ed.
    There’s no way Fat Sham eats cereal for breakfast!
    Sprinkles corn-flakes on his fry-up maybe…

    ps Think the guys an egotistical, self-promoting, second-rate, tactically one-dimensional bag of uselessness. Hope he takes Blackburn down where he belongs, non-league.

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  • Chris F

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #6

    wait til their fans get a look at his wonderful 451 defensive style.

    santa cruz will be gone in january now i bet

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  • Xisco Is A Pirate

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #7

    What about their flair midfielder they signed over the summer – Villanueva or something? May be worth a punt.

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #8

    chris f

    thier fans dont care how they play in thier opinion better crap football in the epl than good football in the campionship

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  • Jack

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Seriously though, I wish him all the best but I still remember that he was the only manager last year to set out to defend against Derby at home.

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #10

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!!

    This is so funny !

    Bottom 3 in May for Blackburn anyone ? 😀

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  • Robbo

    Dec 17, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #11

    hope Blackburn go down they are a terrible outfit with a terrible stadium and fickle fans to match – don’t mind big Sam though – just dont think the fella was right for us – hardly tactical enough a manager for the mags – but he’ll get Blackburn playing like Bolton MkII soon enough

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    @ jordi

    Well said mate – could not have put it better myself !!

    😀

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  • Izzy

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Must be the only “industry” where failure gets rewarded, also the only reason he was respectfully silent was it would affect his pay off, for me a chancer, done well with a mediocre club with few expectations but couldnt hack it at a big club. His lasting impression for me was Derby County away last season, unforgiveable.

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #14

    i dont know which is worse souness or bif sam-

    i would hate to work under any of them

    but i dont hate sam hope they do ok- so long as they stay below us

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #15

    oh yeh

    if we want owen to stary we have to start chanting his name

    i dont think oba will leave us (unless relegated) because he knows he is loved

    we dont have a song for him

    think fellas think…..i expect one to be sung on suday against the yids…..if we want him to stay that is

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  • cam_toon

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #16

    lol Sham Allardyce to B’burn… well thats one relegation slot taken then.

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  • cam_toon

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #17

    does anyone else think big Sham will take Smith off our hands??

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  • jordi

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #18

    @the black magpie

    I’ve got a song for Owen. You’ll know the tune

    Oh me lads you shoulda seen us gannin
    Gannin alang the Scotswood Road
    You shoulda seen us gannin
    All the lads and lasses there and all the smilin faces
    Whored alang the Scotswood Road
    To pay for Mikeys wages…

    I’ll get me coat…

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  • Whumpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #19

    One thing you can count on: Blackburn will have the lowest injury rate in the league by the end of the season.

    I can’t stand BSA as a person, but I think what he did regarding conditioning of players was fantastic. I wish we’d kept it going.

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  • Listie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #20

    God help them now!

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  • geordie jock

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle fans were once thought to be the best but you wouldn’t think so if you read some of the comments on this site. I would just like to wish Big Sam all the best. By the way Black Magpie if Owen did decide to stay it wont be because you decide to sing apoxy song.

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  • Whumpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #22

    Jordi – nice laff to end the day. Evenin’ all.

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  • Nick 69

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #23

    black magpie- obviously havent attended many matches over the last couple of years have you thers always been a song for owen!!!!

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #24

    lol Jordi

    good form

    fingers crossed oba is fit for sunday

    oh me lads you should have seen us …. jordi knows the rest!!!

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #25

    nicky- I live in Enfield north london i neighbour Tottenham cry cry cry me a river i confess i havent been to a SJP since the days of shearer the shame the shame!

    mmm but i never hear it on telly honestly

    all i can say is pump the volumn so i can sing a long

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  • StevieMac

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #26

    RE comment number 3:

    I have to disagree with you, he has said many time on Sky Sports that he was too big for the club and that our fans live in a fantasy world.

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #27

    perhaps not jocks- ut would do no harm – poxy? i suppose u live in london like me

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  • greg

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #28

    wahey!

    2 out of the 3 relegation places filled… just need the Mackems to get in the final slot.

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  • geordie jock

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #29

    black Magpie i wouldn’t live in that place for any amount of money. Live in the borders. By the way nothing was meant personally earlier.

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  • Piers

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Haha Fat Sam Strikes Back!!!

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  • SuperShearer

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #31

    The saddest thing for Blackburn is that Sam originally came out and said he wasn’t interested as he wanted the Sunderland job! I hop he does well but I’m sorry they have reversed their policy of hiring young British managers.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Maybe sourpuss could join ‘underland?..

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  • beyethegreat

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #33

    the black magpie

    its alright black magpie i live in the north east and i havent been to a match since valencia which if i a mhonest isnt good enough

    also what is mo song coz like black magpie i have never heard it

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  • the black magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #34

    ther was none taken jocks i want Owen to stay- if playing regularly he garentees goals-

    but im not sure if he will- he is a silent leader, nobody knows what he is thinking- but life will go on if he decides to go elswhere

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  • nightfall

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #36

    haha…great news…so down they go: blackburn, west brom, and..? 🙂 hope sam can also buy smith, viduka, geremi,…his signings from us…

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  • Spyro

    Dec 17, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Piers

    I doubt it is true and even if it is they can give us another 12million if they want lol.

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  • Piers

    Dec 17, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Ya lol i also doubt its validity. 12mil would be fantastic for zogs especially when we have LuaLua waiting in the dark. 🙂

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 17, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Allardyce signed some good players, but yet again so did Wise, Allardyce is cr*p

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 17, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #40

    Indeed Spyro!..

    …Maybe we could squeeze £15m out of ’em?..
    😀

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