Manager Sam Allardyce is leaving Leeds United.
Leeds were in a relegation battle down the stretch of the league and were confirmed in their final game. A 1-4 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur meant that Leeds would be relegated depending on the results of other teams. After winning promotion under Marcelo Bielsa and playing in the English Premier League (EPL) since the 2020-21 season, Leeds were forced to drop back down to the second tier after three seasons in the EPL.
They were desperate to avoid relegation, but to no avail. Leeds started the season under Jesse March, who replaced Bielsa midway through last season, but the club failed to pick up enough points in the first half of the season and found themselves in the relegation zone early on. In an attempt to rebound, the club sacked March and brought in Javi Gracia, but Gracia was also sacked after only 12 games in charge.
Leeds’ gamble was to hire Allardyce. Leeds fired Gracia and immediately hired Allardyce. His contract runs through this season. Leeds wanted Allardyce to stay.
Nicknamed ‘Big Sam’, Allardyce plays a relatively classic English style of tactics and is considered to be best suited for teams in the bottom half of the table. He was seen as just what Leeds needed, with the club needing immediate results and points rather than rebuilding. It was in the same vein that Everton, who were in a relegation battle with Leeds, sacked Frank Lampard and appointed Sean Dyche.
However, Leeds’ luck ran out. Since Allardyce’s arrival, Leeds have lost 1-2 to Manchester City and drawn 2-2 at Newcastle United. A 1-3 reverse at West Ham United in the crucial 37th round was followed by a crushing defeat in the final game, leaving them with a 안전놀이터 miserable record of one draw and three losses.
As a result, he is set to be parted ways. “Allardyce will leave Leeds in the aftermath of the club’s relegation,” the Telegraph reported. Allardyce, who was appointed in early May, will leave Leeds after just one month in charge.