Allardyce Leaves Leeds: A Look at How Much The Manager Earned in 25-Day Reign

Allardyce Leaves Leeds: A Look at How Much The Manager Earned in 25-Day Reign

Rene Otinga
June 2, 2023 at 11:46 AM
  • Sam Allardyce was brought in by Leeds to try and perform one of his signature relegation miracles
  • The 68-year old, however, only earned one point from Leeds’ remaining matches as the side got relegated
  • Allardyce parted ways with Leeds just 25 days after his appointment

Sam Allardyce is leaving Leeds United, barely a month after the club made an audacious attempt for him to save them from relegation.

The former West Ham boss had a 25-day reign with Leeds, but was unable to yield the results needed in the club’s remaining four matches.

Leeds had laid out a huge bonus on the table for Allardyce in the event he could save them from relegation, but it was not meant to be.

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Sam Allardyce looks on prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road on May 28, 2023 in Leeds, England. Photo by Gareth Copley.
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A 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the Premier League season confirmed Leeds’ fate, and the Whites will now play in the Championship next season.

Following the drop, Allardyce held talks with Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear, and it was ultimately agreed that he would not continue as manager, as reported on Sunsport.

Allardyce's performance as Leeds boss

Having pulled off the impossible in the past with Bolton and Sunderland, there was a glimmer of hope when Allardyce was appointed as Leeds’ third manager of the 2022/23 season, replacing Javi Garcia.

But they suffered a 2-1 defeat to eventual champions Manchester City in their first game under the new boss, and that was followed by a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

Sadly, however, the point against the Magpies would be the only one earned under Allardyce, as that was followed by a 3-1 defeat to West Ham, with the final game against Tottenham proving to be the nail in their coffin.

One interesting way to look at Allardyce’s time at Leeds is through his salary.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Englishman had a 'basic salary of £500,000', meaning he earned an impressive £20,000 for each day he was Leeds boss.

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Sports Brief also reported on some of the worst caretaker managers in history after Ryan Mason’s disastrous spell as Tottenham boss.

Christian Stellini, who also managed Tottenham briefly this season, is on the list.

Frank Lampard also makes the cut after a horror show as interim Chelsea boss, as he oversaw the Blues finish 12th in the league this season.

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