Sam Allardyce has signed an 18-month contract with Premier League side West Brom
The English boss took over from Slaven Bilic after the Croatian manager was sacked
The 66-year-old will manage the Baggies in the West Midland derby game against Aston Villa
Sam Allardyce has been appointed as new the new manager of Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.
The former England manager took over from Slaven Bilic after recording just one win in 13 matches for the Baggies.
The 66-year-old who has not managed any club since 2018 signed an 18-month contract in a quest to help West Brom survive the drop along with his long time assistant Sammy Lee.
Sporting and technical director Luke Dowling, said:
Sam Allardyce has a proven track record in the Premier and has improved every club he has managed in his career.
Sam believes we have a group of players that have the quality needed to give the club its best chance of Premier League survival.”
Allardyce is one of the few managers that is yet to be relegated from the English topflight division after working with seven clubs.
The Baggies are currently in 19th position, with seven points from 13 matches and have recorded their only win of the season against bottom placed Sheffield United.
Surprisingly, West Brom held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad but it did not change their status on the league table.
Allardyce’s first game as manager of the club would come against Aston Villa in a West Midlands derby at the Hawthorns.
The English gaffer has managed the likes of Everton, Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland.
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