Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce has been sacked today to bring his two year plus spell at the Premiership to a club to an end. New Blackburn owners the Venky’s Group from India relieved Allardyce of his duties, alongside his assistant Neil McDonald. A statement on the Official Blackburn Website says: “We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club. We would like to put on record our thanks to Mr Allardyce for his contribution to Blackburn Rovers Football Club.”
Big Sam’s departure comes with Blackburn having lost three of their last five matches and sitting 13th in the Premier League table. It also comes just a week after former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was sacked by Mike Ashley. This decision isn’t as absurd as Ashley’s but it is still extremely strange. Did Sam Allardyce deserve to be given the boot or is this just another example of Premier League chairmen losing the plot?
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