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Sam Allardyce's managerial career in numbers

Published 20/07/2016 | 19:06

Sam Allardyce has achieved three promotions during his managerial career
Sam Allardyce has achieved three promotions during his managerial career

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is in line to become England manager within 24 hours, Press Association Sport understands.

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Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the numbers behind the 61-year-old's managerial career to date.

7 - number of clubs in England Allardyce has taken permanent charge of. After starting at Blackpool in 1994, he went to Notts County, Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and then to his current position with Sunderland.

467 - Premier League matches Allardyce has taken charge of. Harry Redknapp is the only Englishman who has been at the helm for more games in the division.

3 - promotions Allardyce has achieved in his career, taking Notts County up to the third tier before bringing Bolton and West Ham into the top flight via the play-offs.

6 - Bolton's highest league position achieved under Allardyce was sixth in 2004-05. They reached the last 32 of the UEFA Cup the following season, having progressed from a group that included Besiktas, Zenit St Petersburg and eventual winners Sevilla.

24 - games Allardyce had at the Newcastle helm before he was sacked in the shortest stint of his managerial career to date. Having won six of his first 11 games in charge, the Magpies would win just twice more before Allardyce was axed in January.

19 - the century Jose Mourinho claimed Allardyce's West Ham played football from in 2014 following a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

7 - number of points Sunderland were adrift of safety at the start of January. Allardyce prevented relegation as the Black Cats lost just one of their final 11 matches.

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