Sam: “No coach more sophisticated than me”

SamASam Allardyce has chosen the morning of the Southampton game to insist: “I don’t think there is any coach more sophisticated than me anymore,”

And he adds: “That’s not trying to criticise any other coaches but there is only Arsene who has done it longer than me.

“They may well have gained more experience by managing abroad like Louis van Gaal, Ronald Koeman and – people like that – but in this country, with the experience they’ve got I don’t think there is any coach that would be in that position (of being more sophisticated than me). I’m just as good as everybody at this stage.

“That comes from the amount of time you do the job, how much experience you gain in the job and how much knowledge you strive for on a regular basis to keep the cutting edge.

“The cutting edge is what’s new in football, what’s the next level, where is it going to be, how can you find it, how can you implement it into your club?

“I’ve always been that way inclined. I’ve never stood still and it’s probably why I am still here managing in the Premier League for the last 13-14 years.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

11 comments on “Sam: “No coach more sophisticated than me”

  1. He’s got to be having a laugh.If he’s not, then it shows there is no greater ego in the Premier League management ranks.

  2. Yes BFS, we all know you consider yourself like a Genius, a prophet of football, an inspired man… unfortunately the reality is quite different from your imagination… the only thing for which you have a real tendency is your rubbish-football… Yes of course, all we know you had a successful career leading top clubs, so I tell you “thanks for these four wonderful years”, but I think now it’s time for you to bring your “sophisticated” and innovative ideas to another club. I suggest you Barcelona, I’m sure Messi is waiting for you… Thanks a lot BFS, reading your thought in this article you gave me a really fun moment.

  3. Sam is a laugh a minute with his tongue in cheek comments. Even more amusing when people take him seriously and get wound up by it. I’m still laughing at the van gaal reaction to his long ball comment.

  4. looks like we are lucky to have him lol

  5. Ego the size of the moon . . . shame his trophy cabinet does not reflect his immense belief in himself

  6. Dear Davids,please read this at the end of the season review and do the right thing for the club.That’s if you can get his big head through the exit door

  7. There is a really funny article in The Mirror online called Sams Guide To Sophistication.You should check it out,they are basically taking the **** out of him bigtime.Funny video clips to highlight his sophisticated manner 🙂

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