Sam Allardyce (born: 19 October 1954) is an English football manager. He is the manager of West Ham United F.C.. He has also been the manager of Blackpool F.C., Notts County F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C. and Newcastle United F.C.. He used to play football, and played for Bolton Wanderers F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Millwall F.C., Tampa Bay Rowdies, Coventry City F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Preston North End F.C. and West Bromwich Albion F.C..