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Big Sam leaves Rovers in shock move

Blackburn part ways with Sam Allardyce this afternoon.

BLACKBURN ROVERS HAVE confirmed that the shock departure of manager Sam Allardyce and assistant boss Neil McDonald with immediate effect.

A statement on the club’s official statement reads:

The Venky’s Group, owners of Blackburn Rovers Football Club, has today confirmed the departure of manager Sam Allardyce and assistant manager Neil McDonald with immediate effect.

First team coaching duties will be taken on by Steve Kean (currently 1st team coach) for the immediate future.

We have taken this decision as part of our wider plans and ambitions for the club. We would like to put on record our thanks to Mr. Allardyce for his contribution to Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

Several British soccer writers have speculated that Big Sam may be off to Upton Park.

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