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No loyalty in football - Allardyce

Fri 08 January 2021 | 17:00

The English coach has gained important experiences during his football career.

Sam Allardyce claimed that coaching at

Blackpool

taught him no such thing as loyalty in football.

Allardyce currently manages West Brom and will return to Bloomfield Road on Saturday to face Blackpool. Blackpool was one of the first clubs Allardice managed. While the English coach did well in 1996 and nearly missed the Premier League promotion, he expected the club to offer him an extension at the meeting but was instead sacked. Now Allardyce talks about his experiences at that time.

“It tells you there can be no loyalty,” he said. “It works both ways. That’s what it taught me.

“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much time or how much effort or what you do for a football club. Within a short space of time your time can be up.

“That experience gave me a big insight into the ruthlessness of football if you’re a manager.”

Allardyce believes that his separation from Notts County and Bolton, as well as his dismissal by Newcastle and Blackburn, is understandable to him.

“I see it working both ways,”

he added.

“If I think it is time for me to go, I go. If they think it is time for me to go, they will tell me and I will go.

“Where I used to lose massive amounts of sleep over it, at this stage of my life, after over 1,000 games, it doesn’t hit me as hard as it used to.”

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