Barely 24 hours after sacking Javi Garcia, Leeds United wasted no time in announcing his successor in Sam Allardyce. Leeds, who has conceded the most goals in Premier League history, will now leverage on Sam Allardyce’s experience to survive relegation.
“Leeds United can confirm Javi Garcia will leave the club after 12 games in charge.
Zigor Aranalde, Mikel Antia, and Juan Solla, who joined alongside Garcia, will also leave the club.
We thank Javi and his team for their efforts under difficult circumstances.
The remaining four games of the season will be overseen by experienced head coach Sam Allardyce.”
Leeds is currently in 17 places with 30 points amassed after 33 games. They are just one point above the danger zone.
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 to Manchester City.
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