Update: West Brom Appoint Sam Allardyce As New Manager
English side, West Bromwich Albion, have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new first team manager.
The announcement was confirmed today (Wednesday) on the Baggies official website.
“We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Sam Allardyce as our new Head coach ??” the club put out on their website.
The one-time England national team manager put pen to paper on an 1-month long contract with the West Midlands outfit.
The deal however includes a break clause at the end of the current season in the event West Brom eventually get relegated.
Allardyce will be charged immediately with handling the Baggies first training session after Slaven Bilic was shown the exit door.
The manager, 66, will be in the dugout when Aston Vila come calling on Sunday evening.
The appointment also has the seal of approval of West Brom’s Sporting and Technical Director, Luke Dowling, who talked up Allardyce’s abilities on the club website.
“In Sam, we have a man who has a proven Premier league pedigree with a track record of improving every club he has managed,” Dowling said.
“We believe and, more importantly, Sam believes we have a group of players that have the quality needed to give the club its best chance of Premier league survival,” the Director went on.
Following Sam Allardyce to the Hawthorns will be, Sammy Lee, his long-time deputy.
Allardyce is no stranger to the English top flight football as the recent appointment marks the 8th different managerial position Allardyce has occupied in the Premier league alone.
He has had stints with Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Everton.
Allardyce was famously sacked barely one game into his full-time managerial position of the English national team.
He was controversially caught on camera by an undercover journalist discussing strategies on how to maneuver third-party ownership.
Allardyce claimed to be “stitched-up” and insisted he did “no wrong” after getting sacked by the Football Association following the incident.