Leeds United have confirmed the appointment of Sam Allardyce as their new head coach.
The veteran coach replaces Javi Gracia, who will leave the club after 12 games in charge.
“The remaining four games of the season will be overseen by experienced head coach Sam Allardyce,” read the club statement.
“Allardyce has managed over 500 Premier League games in a managerial career stretching 29 years and he brings a wealth of knowledge in fighting for survival, having guided a number of his previous clubs to safety.
“His first experience of the top-flight came with Bolton Wanderers, who he would guide into Europe for the first time in the club’s history.
“Following this, he went on to manage Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United, earning promotion to the Premier League in his first season with the Hammers.
“Over the past decade he has successfully helped Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Everton avoid relegation from the Premier League during short-term stints.
“Allardyce will be assisted by former MK Dons, Charlton Athletic and Oxford United manager Karl Robinson.
“His first game in charge of the Whites will be Saturday’s Premier League away trip at Manchester City.”
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