Blackburn Rovers underachieving claims Sam Allardyce
Friday 08 April 2011
Former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce believes Rovers have underachieved since he was sacked.
Allardyce left Ewood Park in December and, after a bright start under new boss Steve Kean, results have dipped in recent weeks and seven games without a win have left the club just two points above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.
The former Bolton and Newcastle boss is surprised by their plight as he felt he was doing a good job with a well-balanced squad.
"I've only improved results. I know that sounds like blowing my own trumpet, but that's been the case for me," he told talkSPORT.
"In my lifetime as a manager I've only been relegated once - that was when I took charge of Notts County around February and it was far too late for me to save them.
"I'm surprised because I've worked with those players, I know what they're capable of.
"They're a very good balance of young players and senior players together which is a good blend, particularly for the Premier League.
"You've got very good young players with lots of energy, lots of athleticism and you've got old, experienced players particularly for this stage of the season that's needed to pull you through."
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Emirates was the easy option for Mesut Ozil. He needs a leader - and Arsenal don't have them
Gareth Bale reveals the two things he hates about Real Madrid: 'Getting nutmegged and Spanish spiders'
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao
Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his dance moves, including the moonwalk
Terminally-ill Club Brugge fan Lorenzo Schoonbaert delays euthanasia appointment to see his beloved football club 'win one last time'
- 1 Autism 'caused by genetics', study suggests
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
- 4 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'