An English football manager, as well as a former professional player Sam Allardyce, is currently the manager of Premier League club Sunderland. He is the native of Old Park Farm Estate, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He came into this world on 19th October of the year 1954 which has now made him reach the age of 61.
Although he is known by the name Sam Allardyce, as a child, he was named as Samuel Allardyce. He is the son of Robert Allardyce and wife Mary Agnes Allardyce. His father was a police sergeant. Both of his parents were originated from Scotland. His other family member also includes his sister named as Mary who was born in 1939 and an elder brother named Robert junior born in 1951.
Allardyce went to get his education from the Sycamore Green Primary School. After that, he attended the Mons Hill School failing his Eleven plus exam. Later, he discovered in his life that he was suffering from dyslexia. While he was a child, he used to support Wolverhampton Wanderers and he also dreamed of playing as well as managing the club one day.
He had made 578 league and cup appearances in 21 years career spent mostly in Football League as well as the brief spells in North America Soccer League and the League of Ireland. He had played for the teams such as Sunderland, Millwall, Coventry City, Limerick, Preston North End, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion, and Bolton Wanderers.
A talented Allardyce stands at the towering height of six feet and three and a half inches, that is, 1.91 m. as he was born in the month of October, his zodiac sign is Libra. He has been given the nickname Super Sam Bionic Man by his fans because of his tough tackling approach and the way that he quickly got up following heavy collisions while the opposition player would leave flat on the ground.
He had already got married. He is married to his wife named Lynne with whom he first met while he was still a youth team player at the Bolton Wanderers. After dating each other for few period of time, they finally tied their knot on 1st June of 1974. Additionally, he also has two children with his wife. Among them, one is a son named Craig born on 1st June 1975 and another is a daughter named Rachael born on 21st April of 1979.
Apart from that, Allardyce is a keen proponent of the sports science as well as using technology and statistics in coaching his teams such as yoga and prozone. He also has a reputation for using the long ball tactics though he has said that his reputation is a perception that is totally and utterly wrong.
His work has made him earn a huge amount of salary and his net worth is estimated to be around £10 million. At present, Allardyce is the manager of the Premier League club Sunderland since 2015. Besides that, to get to know more details about his bio, family background, and other activities, he can also be followed on Twitter and Instagram.