Allardyce confirmed as West Brom head coach
West Brom have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new head coach, simply hours after sacking Slaven Bilic.
The Baggies parted methods with Bilic regardless of a resilient efficiency in a 1-1 draw at Manchester Metropolis on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, studies emerged after the sport that West Brom had already made their determination, which was confirmed on Wednesday.
Allardyce – who has been out of administration since a short-lived spell at Everton in 2017-18 – was reportedly the frontrunner to interchange Bilic and the previous England boss has now been confirmed as West Brom’s head coach.
The 66-year-old, who has beforehand helped stabilise and sustain struggling sides reminiscent of Sunderland and Crystal Palace, has managed 512 occasions within the prime flight – solely Arsene Wenger (828), Alex Ferguson (810), Harry Redknapp (641) and David Moyes (557) have managed extra video games within the division.
Allardyce, whose most important success as a supervisor got here in a stint at Bolton between 1999 and 2007, has signed an 18-month contract, together with his long-time assistant Sammy Lee additionally on board.
We’re delighted to substantiate the appointment of Sam Allardyce as our new Head Coach
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 16, 2020
His first match in control of his eighth Premier League membership will probably be a west midlands derby towards Aston Villa on Sunday.
It’s the fifth time Allardyce has taken on a Premier League job mid-season – on every earlier event, he has guided the crew to the next place than when he arrived.
After protecting Sunderland within the prime tier in 2016, Allardyce was appointed as England supervisor, although his tenure got here to an finish after only one sport after he was secretly recorded providing to assist undercover reporters navigate FA third-party possession guidelines.
West Brom’s sporting and technical director, Luke Dowling informed the membership’s official web site: “In Sam we have now a person who has a confirmed Premier League pedigree with a observe file of bettering each membership he has managed.
“We consider and, extra importantly, Sam believes we have now a bunch of gamers which have the standard wanted to provide the membership its greatest probability of Premier League survival.”
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