‘There’s nobody ahead of me’: Sam Allardyce makes bold Leeds arrival

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  • Allardyce replaces Javi Gracia for final four games of season
  • New manager claims he is equal of ‘Pep, Klopp and Arteta’

Sam Allardyce claims there is no better manager in world football after taking over at Leeds with the aim of keeping them in the Premier League. The 68-year-old is starting in bold fashion in an attempt to bring back confidence to a team sorely lacking it at the wrong time of the season after collecting one point in their past five matches.

The former England manager has four games to maintain Leeds’s top-flight status. Allardyce starts his tenure with the unenviable trip to Premier League champions Manchester City, followed by matches against former clubs Newcastle and West Ham, before finishing the campaign at home to Tottenham. It is a tough run-in for Leeds, who are currently out of the relegation zone on goal difference, sitting one place above Nottingham Forest in 17th, but Allardyce knows what he is getting into and wants six points to keep Leeds up.

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Written by Will Unwin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/03/leeds-confirm-sam-allardyce-as-manager-sack-javi-gracia under the title “‘There’s nobody ahead of me’: Sam Allardyce makes bold Leeds arrival”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.