14 Dec 2010

Blackburn sack Allardyce

12:23 pm on 14 December 2010

The English football club Blackburn has announced they have sacked manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce was relieved of his duties along with his assistant Neil McDonald by the club's new owners, the Venky's Group from India.

Blackburn have lost three out of their last five games, including a 2-1 defeat by his former club Bolton yesterday.

The Rovers statement says they've taken this decision as part of their wider plans and ambitions for the club.

Rovers are currently 13th in the Premier League, five points above the relegation zone.

Current first-team coach Steve Kean will take temporary charge of the club.

Allardyce joined Blackburn in December 2008 and guided the Lancashire club to a respectable 10th place in the Premier League last season.

The All Whites skipper Ryan nelsen plays for Blackburn.