Sam Allardyce is an English football manager and former professional player who is currently a potential replacement for recently sacked Leeds United manager Javi Gracia, find out more about his wife
Allardyce had a 21-year playing career spent mostly in the Football League before he eventually moved towards managerial roles.
Who is Lynne Allardyce wife of Sam Allardyce: Bio, age, family, children, net worth in 2023
Leeds confirm the appointment of Sam Allardyce until the end of the season pic.twitter.com/7kR1sj8nJ5
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 3, 2023
Sam Allardyce’s first task as Leeds manager is to stop Erling Haaland at the Etihad 😅 pic.twitter.com/SWWOUDjhtW
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 3, 2023
Allardyce made 578 league and cup appearances throughout his career, consisting of brief spells in the North American Soccer League and the League of Ireland.
Sam Allardyce was born on October 19, 1954 in Old Park Farm, England. Sam is currently 68 years old.
Back when he was dismissed as the England manager after just one match in September 2016, Sam Allardyce had a net worth of around £10m. However, recent estimates show a net worth closer to around £5 million.
Wife and children
Sam Allardyce is married his wife Lynne Ward on 1 June 1974. The couple first met each other when Sam was still a youth team player at Bolton Wanderers. They have a son together named, Craig (9 June 1975), and a daughter named Rachael (21 April 1979). While his wife’s age isn’t known, she is aged between 60-68 years.
Sam Allardyce playing career
Sam Allardyce started out his career with the Bolton Wanderers from Dudley Town back in 1969. He spent nine years at Bolton, and helped the club win the Second Division title during the 1977–78 campaign.
Sam then spent the 1980s moving across several clubs like Sunderland, Millwall, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers (second spell), Preston North End, and West Bromwich Albion. While playing at West Brom, he also worked as assistant manager.
Throughout his career, Sam Allardyce has faced criticism for alleged corruption and twice been the center of undercover media investigations. Back in September 2006, Sam and his son, Craig, were implicated in a BBC Panorama documentary. The pair allegedly took bribes, which they went on to deny.
Later in September 2016, undercover Daily Telegraph reporters recorded him offering to help them to get around FA third-party ownership rules for a £400,000 contract. Following this investigation, Allardyce soon resigned as England manager under a mutual agreement with the Football Association on the 27th of the same month.
Leeds United looking to appoint Sam Allardyce
Premier League side Leeds United who are struggling at the moment are looking to sack manager Javi Gracia and appoint former England boss Sam Allardyce instead. Victor Orta, the Director of Football has reportedly left by mutual consent.
Leeds are currently placed 17th in the Premier League, and remain above the relegation zone just by goal difference. Moreover, they only have four games left this season. Javi Gracia, who was appointed in February as a replacement to Jesse Marsch has won only three out of 11 league games in charge.
Sam has been out of work ever since the end of the 2020-21 season after his West Brom side got relegated from the Premier League. It was also his first top-flight relegation of his career. Allardyce has previously worked with Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear at West Ham. If he does indeed join, he will become the Leeds’ fourth manager this season. Michael Skubala briefly served as the interim head coach before Gracia’s appointment.