Allardyce axed as Blackburn’s owners state ambitionBy: Rob | December 13th, 2010
Curious. Sam Allardyce has been sacked as manager of Blackburn Rovers, with the owners citing “Ambition” as the reason they want a new manager.
This obviously bears some similarties to Chris Hughton being axed last week, both clubs who had varying degrees of success in the 90s, but who since have become mid table Premier League type clubs after spells in the lower leagues.
Blackburn currently sit 13th in the table, which for a side like Blackburn, realistically doesn’t seem a sackable position. Allardyce doesn’t exactly play to a Johann Cruyff style ideal with his teams football, but he has made Blackburn a respectable mid table side, which after the short lived Paul Ince era, you know, is something.
They key thing here is that Blackburn’s new owners are trying to make their mark by spouting about ambition. All eyes are going to be on them with who they chose to replace Sam with. Newcastle stated they wanted experienced and then replaced Hughton with the experience-in-relegation-battles-Pardew. Who is going to be the ambitious new man at Blackburn?