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Sam Allardyce declares himself ‘as good as’ Guardiola, Klopp

Sam Allardyce made his return to management after two years away yesterday – and boasted: I am as good as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

The 68-year-old has been tasked with keeping Leeds United in the Premier League after replacing Javi Gracia as the club’s boss for the final four games of the season.

Allardyce admits he is taking on the ‘biggest challenge’ of his career and that avoiding relegation would be the greatest of his great escapes given how little time he has to turn things around.

But Big Sam said: ‘Far too many people think I am old and antiquated, which is so far from the truth.

‘I might be 68 and look old but there’s nobody ahead of me in football terms. Not Pep, not Klopp, not Arteta. It’s all there with me.

They do what they do, I do what I do. But in terms of knowledge and depth of knowledge, I’m up there with them. I’m not saying I’m better than them, but certainly as good as they are.’

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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