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Bit eraly to start his claim to be the next England Manager ?

Sam Allardyce leaves Blackburn with immediate effect

Allardyce took over at Ewood Park in December 2008

Blackburn announced they have sacked manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce was relieved of his duties along with his assistant Neil McDonald by the club's new owners, the Venky's Group from India.

Blackburn have lost three out of their last five games, including a 2-1 defeat by his former club Bolton on Sunday.

"We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club," Rovers said in a statement on their website on Monday.

Rovers are currently 13th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone.

Current first-team coach Steve Kean will take temporary charge of the club.

Allardyce joined Blackburn in December 2008 and guided the Lancashire club to a respectable 10th place in the Premier League last season.

Former Blackburn midfielder Robbie Savage said he was "shocked" to learn of Allardyce's departure from Ewood Park.

"I know the chairman John Williams well but it's obviously the owners who have made this decision," the former Wales international told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Big Sam has a big ego and maybe they clashed.

"He was doing a good job, what do people expect? He will be very disappointed."

The Rao family completed their £43m takeover of Rovers through their newly formed company, Venky's London Limited, on 19 October.

And Venky's chairwoman Anuradha Desai had told the BBC last month that the group had "promised manager Allardyce funds to spend in the January transfer window".

But in a statement on Monday, the club said: "We would like to put on record our thanks to Mr Allardyce for his contribution to Blackburn Rovers Football Club."

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/blackburn_rovers/9283395.stm

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It depends on the subject matter, moi, and even the most virulent critic of sports journalistic style has to accept the fact that it is hard to wax lyrical about Big Sam at the best of times, never mind when he has just been given the boot by a bunch of Indian chicken-fanciers.

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My only wish was for him to stay long enough to beat Arsenal again. Well, I suppose he'll have to do it with another team now.

The best thing to remember about Big Sam's stint at Blackburn is that he had a part to play in bringing our latest title home.

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I dont get it. At all. What exactly was he doing that merited sacking? Saved the club after the debacle with Paul Ince, and yet now he is not part of their grand vision?

They are five points clear of relegation, midtable, and I would say there are at least four sides that are comfortably worse. All that was done with Gamst-Pederson, Jones and a bunch of unheralded pluggers, as is Big Sam's style.

Watch them hire someone like Curbishly as part of their grand design. Or maybe Rafa if he gets sacked soon enough.

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Wouldn't mind seeing this :JC_doubleup:

Blackburn want Diego Maradona to replace Sam Allardyce.

Rovers’ Indian owners will try to talk the Argentina superstar out of retirement as part of their dream to make the sleepy Lancashire club a top name.

Maradona had a brief, colourful spell with the Argentina national team who he took to the World Cup finals – despite up-and-down results in qualifying.

The Rao brothers hope to attract a big name to their new club as a way of promoting their Indian poultry company worldwide.

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Rovers’ Indian owners will try to talk the Argentina superstar out of retirement as part of their dream to make the sleepy Lancashire club a top name.

Maradona had a brief, colourful spell with the Argentina national team who he took to the World Cup finals – despite up-and-down results in qualifying.

The Rao brothers hope to attract a big name to their new club as a way of promoting their Indian poultry company worldwide.

Allardyce was not considered glamorous enough and paid the price. Current first-team coach Steve Keane has stepped in as caretaker boss.

Maradona has not worked in Europe as a coach, but was worshipped in Spain and Italy during his playing career at Barcelona and Napoli.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1338459/Blackburn-owners-reveal-reasons-sacking-Sam-Allardyce.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

They sacked him because they want a fourth or fifth place finish? Yet they are now possibly not going to appoint someone for a couple months? Are these blokes genuinely insane? Werent they only talking about spending five million in January as well

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1338459/Blackburn-owners-reveal-reasons-sacking-Sam-Allardyce.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

They sacked him because they want a fourth or fifth place finish? Yet they are now possibly not going to appoint someone for a couple months? Are these blokes genuinely insane? Werent they only talking about spending five million in January as well

:laugh2: Let me guess, they told Big Sam he would be expected to finish in the top quarter of the table with an extra 5 million pounds, and he laughed in their faces.

They should look at Villa for a wake up call. Even with solid investment, a good coach, transfer bargains, good luck, and a team that punched well above its weight, they still could not make the champions league. Unless they are going to outlay big money, no coach with any reputation is going near them.

I hate to put alot of stock in a Fail article, but these people sound pretty stupid. They remind me of the Icelandics that took over West Ham five years ago and went crazy buying washed up stars, and then realized none of it was sustainable.

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Charlton fans were monaing a few years ago that Cirbishley had taken them as far as he could - looked what happened there! The new owners are being naive and taking Blackburn's place in the PL for granted. They are a small club and if they think even £50 milllion of investment will get them into the top four then they are deluded - City spent three times that last season and only made 5th.

I can understand why they don't like Allardyce's stlye of play but it was at least effective and ok in the short-term until they find a replacement. By saying they may take a few months is laughable - they may regret the decision to ge rid if they are in the Ch'ship this time next year.

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