Let's have a look at Big Sam's career in numbers


As Sam Allardyce gets ready to become the new England manager, here's a brief look at the highlights of his career - in numbers.

With three promotions and 467 Premier League matches under his belt, the Sunderland boss - who is expected to officially take up his new position today - has had a long wait for the job.

The 61-year-old lost out in the race to replace Sven-Goran Eriksson 10 years ago. Although, Allardyce has done impressive jobs throughout his career - which includes taking permanent charge of seven clubs - he has often received criticism for his style of play.