Former England manager Sam Allardyce is leaving Leeds United following his inability to save the side from sinking to the Championship.
Allardyce managed Leeds United for four matches but he was unable to conjure any magic that would have galvanized the Whites’ safety in the Premier League.
The former Everton and West Bromwich Albion gaffer, leaves after a 25-day spell in charge of the side.
Following conversations with Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear, both parties came to a conclusion that the agreement wouldn’t be extended.
The Telegraph confirmed the imminent departure of Sam Allardyce from Elland Road.
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“Big Sam” as he his fondly called had previously navigated the murky waters of relegation and came out unscathed in season’s past.
He helped Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland stay up in the English top-flight league several years ago but he couldn’t replicate same with The Peacocks.
Leeds United 4-1 defeat last Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur confirmed their return to the Championship, while competitors Everton who remained in the top-flight won their own encounter.
Leicester City who returned to the Championship after an almost 10-year stint in the Premier League also came out victorious in their game.
Sam Allardyce’s discussion with Kinnear regarding his future was timetabled before relegation.
The team who finished 18th on the English Premier League table due to a dismal campaign they had were hoping Big Sam could guide them to safety.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t third time lucky as he couldn’t guarantee the side’s stay in the top-tier of English football for next season.
Leeds United dismissed Jesse Marsch in late February and caretaker boss Javi Gracia in May.
In the four matches Allardyce handled, The Whites could only pick one point from a possible 12.
He opened his reign as boss with a 2-1 loss against Manchester City on the 6th of May in a keenly contested encounter.
Leeds United gathered an impressive 2-2 home draw with Newcastle United, but they followed that up with successive defeats to West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
They lost 3-1 to David Moyes’ West Ham before losing ridiculously by 1-4 in their ultimate game of the season.
After their woeful outing against Spurs, Sam Allardyce expressed that he would be discussing with the club hierarchy to see if the two parties were “aligned”.
Anyway, it looks like Leeds United have set their eyes on a longer-term appointment as they make a comeback to the Championship after three years in the top-flight.
Relegation appeared looming for Leeds United in their second season back in the Premier League but they managed to remain in the top-flight finishing 17th on the table in the 2021-2022 season.
They had a fantastic return to the top division of English football in the 2020/21 season under Marcelo Bielsa as they finished 9th on the log.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t maintain or improve on that remarkable display they following seasons as they plummeted back to the Championship.