Sam Allardyce Reveals Mighty Secret About Super Eagles Legend Okocha While at Bolton

Sam Allardyce Reveals Mighty Secret About Super Eagles Legend Okocha While at Bolton

Sam Allardyce has hailed former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha claiming that the Nigerian was his standout player when he was in charge of Bolton in the Premier League.

There is no doubt about the fact that Sam Allardyce is one of the best coaches in Europe considering the number of clubs he has handled in his professional career.

The Englishman was at Bolton in England between the year 1999-2007 and even though he did not win any significant trophy at the club, Sam did well.

Sam Allardyce, Bolton, Okocha, Super Eagles.
Sam Allardyce makes incredible remark about Super Eagles legend Okocha. Photo by Rui Vieira
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Jay-Jay Okocha on the other hand was at Bolton between the year 2002-2006 featuring in 124 games netting 14 goals.

According to the report on GOAL, Sam Allardyce explained that he was pleased with the skills of Okocha during his time in the Premier League.

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Sam Allardyce's reaction about Okocha

“I was fortunate enough to go and pick out some of the players who were absolutely outstanding for Bolton in that time.
“I think probably the one who stood out the most for everybody was Jay-Jay Okocha because of his ability and skill, and the entertainment that he actually brought to the Premier League, not just for Bolton fans of course.
“He was, for me, a fantastic captain. We had a fantastic array of players over the years and like I said before, I thoroughly enjoyed working there.”

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