Former England manager, Sam Allardyce has stated that he is on par with the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta.
Allardyce who has come to e known as relegation survival expert, said this following his appointment as the new Leeds United manager.
Sam Allardyce said: “There’s nobody ahead of me in football terms. Not Pep, not Klopp, not Arteta. They do what they do, I do what I do.
“But in terms of depth of knowledge, I am up there with them, I am not saying I am better than them, but I am as good as them.”
Allardyce has been labelled a long ball manager by some analysts, though he has disputed this perception as “totally and utterly wrong”. He takes a modern technology- and statistics-centred approach to tactics and coaching, and has been praised for his organisational and man-management skills.