17 December 2008

Allardyce Named Rovers Manager

The former Bolton and Newcastle manager, agreed to a three-year contract today with Blackburn. Announcing officially on its website, the club's statement read:

"Blackburn Rovers are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager with immediate effect."

Blackburn will present their new boss at a press conference tomorrow (16:00 GMT) and the first match to be overseen by Allardyce will take place on Saturday (15:00 GMT) against Stoke City.

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