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Monday, December 13, 2010

Walrus harpooned as "Big Fat Sam" given the boot at Blackburn Rovers

English Premier League club Blackburn Rover have announced they have sacked manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce was dismissed from the club along with his assistant Neil McDonald by the club's new owners, the Venky's Group from India. The club announced that the first-team coach Steve Kean will take temporary charge of the club.

Rovers have lost three of their last five games, including a 2-1 defeat by his former club Bolton on Sunday.

Allardyce - also known as The Big Fat Walrus - brings a dire brand of football to EVERY club that he manages - producing a defensive, dour, depressing style of game to watch all in the name of ginding out 0-0 draws to avoid relegation.

The only mildly entertaining thing about Allardyce's football career is listening to the private fantasy world that the Walrus lives in when he gives an inteview after the game to explain how unlucky his latest club were to slid to a 0-3 defeat - and it was only the referee (who was poor) / an offside goal / a lucky bounce / or home advantage of the "big clubs" that caused this latest defeat.

It will be most football fans wish that he gets nowhere near a Premier League club again.

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol, who who resigned as Ajax manager last week, ex-Aston Villa and Leicester City manager Martin O'Neill and former Rovers favourite Alan Shearer have been linked with the Ewood Park job.

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