Last Manager Role
Sam Allardyce, aka Big Sam, is one of the most experienced gaffers in English football, having managed a whole host of clubs since moving into the dugout out way back in the early 1990s.
Allardyce was given an early Christmas present in 2016 as he was named the successor to Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace who was sacked the day before. Big Sam saved the club from the dreaded drop, then drew the curtains on his managerial career at the end of the season.
Allardyce left the England job by mutual consent following a newspaper 'sting' which left his position untenable. Allardyce had swapped Sunderland in order to take charge of the England national team, but managed only 67 days in the job with the one win from one game.
Allardyce's first position came as player-manager of Irish side Limerick, which was followed by spells at Preston (caretaker), Blackpool, Notts County, and then Bolton - the club he is most closely associated with.
After eight years in charge of the Trotters had had spells at Newcastle, Blackburn, and West Ham - leading the latter up to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Allardyce's greatest achievement was leading unfancied Bolton to a 6th place finish, which brought European football at The Reebok Stadium for the first time. Big Sam has also been crowned the Premier League Manager of the Month on numerous occasions.
|Crystal Palace||24||9||3||12||37.5||23 Dec 2016 - 23 May 2017|
|England||1||1||0||0||100||22 Jul 2016 - 27 Sep 2016|
|Sunderland||30||8||9||13||26.7||9 Oct 2015 - 22 Jul 2016|
|West Ham United||181||68||46||67||37.6||1 Jun 2011 - 24 May 2015|
|Blackburn Rovers||90||32||24||34||35.6||17 Dec 2008 - 13 Dec 2010|
|Newcastle United||24||8||6||10||33.3||15 May 2007 - 9 Jan 2008|
|Bolton Wanderers||371||153||104||114||41.2||19 Oct 1999 - 29 Apr 2007|
|Notts County||145||56||39||50||38.6||16 Jan 1997 - 14 Oct 1999|
|Blackpool||102||44||23||35||43.1||19 Jul 1994 - 29 May 1996|
|Preston North End*||12||3||4||5||25||30 Sep 1992 - 30 Nov 1992|
|Limerick^||--- Unknown ---||1 Jul 1991 - 30 Jun 1992|