- 07/12/17 - Sports
The ex-England manager, Sam Allardyce, has replaced Ronald Koeman as manager at Everton FC, a professional football club in Liverpool that is (at time of writing) on 13th place in the Premier League.
Allardyce was born in 19 October 1954 in a town called Dudley, in England. His father, Robert Allardyce, was a police sergeant, and Sam's older brother was named after his father. Sam Allardyce failed his 11+ exam, and later found out that he was dyslexic.
His footballing career started with Dudley Town and has taken him to many clubs through the years. He later moved to Bolton Wanderers and was then offered a move to Derby County, but it was bettered by Sunderland, who would pay him £300. Tom Cowie (the chairman) sacked Knighton, the club manager, and the new one left Allardyce out of the team at the start of the season. That made him move to Millwall, who were able to match Sunderland's wages and also pay out a £30,000 signing on fee and a £10,000 loyalty bonus. After a few more teams, he joined his last team Preston North End. He then retired.
Now, as Everton's manager, he has put the team's losing ways to an end, with a 4-1 win over West Ham, and then 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.