Sam in bizarre Nigerian connection


Sam-Allardyce-edited1_2519771Sam Allardyce’s managerial career could take a radical turn if we are to believe newspaper reports emerging today.

For there’s a growing suggestion that his position is being carefully monitored by – can you believe it – the Nigerian national team!

The Africans – having sacked Stephen Keshi last year – are apparently quite keen on the Dudley bruiser and the Nigerian Football Federation are reportedly keen.to appoint a full head coach as soon as possible.

On the face of it this looks a bit of a stretch except that a man known very well indeed to Sam has the  job of persuading the 60 year old to give an  offer more than a little thought!

For the  chairman of the Nigerian Football Association is a certain Jay Jay Okocha, who was under Sam’s tender loving care for five years as a Bolton Wanderers player.

With other suggestions doing the rounds that the old boy’s missus Lynn wants her man to step back from club management could Mr ‘Allerdici’ be about to scare the world’s best internatiopnal coaches to death.

He may believe so!


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5 comments on “Sam in bizarre Nigerian connection

  1. I saw a fishing show a while ago where he was only 50 & promised his missus he would retire at 55.I wish he had been true to his word 🙂

  2. Lol!!

    Unless he thought those emails we all get about “Long lost” relatives that have passed away leaving a small fortune in Nigeria were true!!

  3. I would love to hear his first team talk for the non english speaking Nigerian players.Probably all he has to learn in Nigerian is ‘Tippy tappy football is b*llocks’,should get his philosphy & message across conscisely 🙂

  4. My methods are quite intricate and sophisticated chaps so….here are is the first principal……line up as follows:
    keeper plus 8 defenders in the box (not too deep mind before 60 minutes), one very slow midfielder and a chap on his own talking to the others teams Goalie as he won’t have much else to do, except try to stay on side. (this can be difficult in some circumstances if we do occasionally get the ball and hump it up field.)

  5. That photograph will haunt me forever.

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