Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce leaves the club

Posted by - December 13, 2010 - Blackburn Rovers

Rovers part company with Big Sam

Blackburn have confirmed their manager Sam Allardyce has been sacked.

The club’s new owners Venky’s have sacked Allardyce saying he is not the right man for the job.

A statement released by the club said: “We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club. We would like to put on record our thanks to Mr Allardyce for his contribution to Blackburn Rovers Football Club.”

Assistant manager Neil McDonald has also left Ewood Park. First-team coach Steve Kean has taken over management duties.

Allardyce said: “I am very shocked and disappointed to be leaving Blackburn Rovers. I am extremely proud to have managed this club and I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the players, my staff and the supporters during my time in charge. I now wish them and the football club every success for the future”.

Rovers lost 2-1 at Bolton yesterday after Stuart Holden’s late winner. The club are currently 13th in the Premier League. After the match, Allardyce said his players had “defended like a bunch of old women”.

No word at this stage on whether Venky’s want someone who can change formation more quickly.