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Manchester United fans call for Sam Allardyce to takeover after Jose Mourinho sacked

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Jose Mourinho’s sacking has left Man United fans looking for a new boss – and some are hoping big Sam Allardyce will be the one to take the reigns and keep the Red Devils up in the Premier League.

Mourinho’s exit from Man United however has left some fans throwing out the tongue-in-cheek suggestion that Big Sam could step into his shoes, at least until the end of the season.


High street bookies Ladbrokes told Daily Star Online they are giving Allardyce 50/1 odds to takeover the job – same as I’m a Celebrity winner Harry RedKnapp.

One fan wrote “Sam Allardyce sat at home waiting for the phone to ring” and another said “big Sam Allardyce for United”.

Others added “Sam Allardyce in, steady the ship” and “Interim manager? Give Sam Allardyce his dream job” and “Sam Allardyce is heading to Old Trafford”.


Mourinho will leave his position with immediate effect – leaving United sixth in the league table, 19 points adrift of bitter rivals Liverpool, whose 3-1 win over Mourinho’s men on Sunday turned out to be his last match in charge.

“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a club statement said.

“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future.


“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
As soon as Mourinho’s exit from Man United was announced, fans were calling for Big Sam to step up as the caretaker.

One wrote “Big Sam Allardyce is the man” and another said “Sam Allardyce to potentially save us from relegation”.

Others joked “Sam Allardyce patiently looking at his phone” and “Big Sam, where are you?”.

“I must be the only person who wants to see Sam Allardyce get the caretaker manager’s job at United. Surely he can’t do any worse than what Jose’s done in two and a half years?,” another said.


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