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Sam Allardyce: England manager's career in numbers following newspaper sting operation into third party rules

27 Sep

Sam Allardyce’s role as England manager is in question after the Daily Telegraph’s investigations team secretly filmed him.

Here, we take a look at some of the numbers behind the 61-year-old’s managerial career to date.

7 – number of clubs in England Allardyce has taken permanent charge of. After starting at Blackpool in 1994, he went to Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and then to Sunderland.

467 – Premier League matches Allardyce has taken charge of. Harry Redknapp is the only Englishman who has been at the helm for more games in the division.

3 – promotions Allardyce has achieved in his career, taking Notts County up to the third tier before bringing Bolton and West Ham into the top flight via the play-offs.

6 – Bolton’s highest league position achieved under Allardyce was sixth in 2004-05. They reached the last 32 of the UEFA Cup the following season, having progressed from a group that included Besiktas, Zenit St Petersburg and eventual winners Sevilla.

24 – games Allardyce had at the Newcastle helm before he was sacked in the shortest stint of his managerial career to date. Having won six of his first 11 games in charge, the Magpies would win just twice more before Allardyce was axed in January.

19 – the century Jose Mourinho claimed Allardyce’s West Ham played football from in 2014 following a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

7 – number of points Sunderland were adrift of safety at the start of January. Allardyce prevented relegation as the Black Cats lost just one of their final 11 matches.

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