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Is Sam Allardyce the new Glenn Hoddle?

7 years ago

The Sam Allardyce stay as England Manager is over.

Someone who previously claimed that if he managed ‘larger’ teams he would have been a shoe-in as national manager – although apart from other bad English managers, I don’t think any one else would back up these claims…

With the FA doing the correct thing for English football (for once) and getting rid of this bluffer, will it make the man who never got relegated (probably the only thing on his CV) unemployable, like he should be?

Let’s take a look at some of his success;

Bolton, as soon as he left – relegation.

Newcastle – with help from Mike Ashley, relegation.

Blackburn are still reeling.

West Ham hounded him out.

Sunderland couldn’t find anyone better.

Will this latest episode put him in the same category as Steve McClaren?

I doubt it, as Steve likes to blame everyone but himself and is savvy enough not to say stupid things to businessmen!

No, it will put him the same sort of place Glenn Hoddle was in, after his misjudged words away from his day job, he also was bombed out by England. He did come back into management but after a short stay at Southampton, then failed at Spurs and Wolves, and Hoddle has been out of management for the past 10 years.

Now, here is the difference. Glenn had England playing well after Venables, we were just as good going forward and looked a team. Here was a good coach, a good player in his day, and since his daft interview. Nothing.

Sam Allardyce has conned the FA to get this job, helped by no one actually caring about the national team anymore and hoped no one would notice him turning England into long ball and corner specialists.

After Bolton, he has been hounded out every job he has had because his ‘style’ of football is so terrible.

I just hope he doesn’t end up doing commentary on Championship matches like another failed England manager with zero charisma…



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