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Saturday 1 October 2016

Big Sam seeks divine inspiration for England

Published 25/07/2016 | 02:30

Sam ALLARDYCE'S journey from player-manager at Limerick FC to top job with England is a path less travelled.

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Nonetheless, he could draw inspiration from his time with the League of Ireland club that he guided to promotion during the 1991-'92 season.

From here he gained a reputation for saving struggling clubs from relegation - making him a good candidate for a stumbling England side.

And if not inspiration, he could yet receive divine intervention from old Limerick connections.

Former club chairman Fr Joe Young congratulated Allardyce and added that he would "say a Mass" for Big Sam, who is to be unveiled as new England boss today.

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Irish Independent

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