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Sam Allardyce announces West Brom departure, but will help appoint successor

Sam Allardyce will leave West Bromwich Albion at the end of the season after failing to keep the Baggies in the Premier League. The 66-year-old replaced Slaven Bilic in December but was unable to maintain his record of having never been relegated from the top-flight.

West Brom conceded 15 goals in Allardyce’s first five matches in charge and continued to struggle.

They were sent down following a 3-1 defeat by Arsenal earlier this month.

Allardyce has turned down an offer to help the club win promotion from the Championship and his departure was announced in a club statement following their 3-1 reverse against West Ham on Wednesday.

The former England boss will aid the recruitment process as the Midlands outfit appoint his successor.

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“West Bromwich Albion made me a generous offer to stay at The Hawthorns that shows the commitment of an ambitious club. After serious consideration I have decided not to accept that offer.

“If I were to stay and achieve promotion next season the expectation would be for me to continue for at least another season and, sadly, that is not a commitment I feel able to make at this stage of my career.

“I believe the club now needs stability and continuity and this would, in my opinion, best be provided by a young and ambitious manager who can get us back to where we should be as an established Premier League football club.

“I must thank the players and staff, in particular Luke Dowling and Ken (Xu Ke), for their unwavering commitment to a very difficult challenge during my time at the club. This challenge was made all the more difficult, of course, by the enforced absence of the club’s fantastic supporters, some of whom I am delighted were present for our final home game against West Ham United.

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“Unfortunately, collectively, we were unable to achieve our goal of surviving relegation. In the second half of the season we played with passion and desire, delivering some memorable results with organised, entertaining football.

“Ultimately, we were unable to accumulate the points total required to keep us here, but Sam certainly restored pride with a number of resilient displays.

“Sam, Ken (Chief Executive, Xu Ke) and I have discussed at length our plans for the future and we very much hoped to have Sam in charge for next season and beyond.

“Sam and his coaching staff have been excellent to work with and I would like to thank them all for their efforts.

“Sam has given his reasons for leaving and we respect his decision. He has been brilliant to work with and I wish him, Sammy and Robbie all the very best in the future. They will always be welcome at The Hawthorns.”

Allardyce held back his emotions in his post-match interview with Sky Sports as he fired back at those who have criticised his style of play, and gave a staunch defence of his players from similar criticisms, including from West Ham striker Michail Antonio. 

“I am, as you say, a man who comes and saves a football club, a man that’s a troubleshooter, I’m happy with that,” he said.

“That’s been my life for the last eight or nine years. I feel like the club needs a man to come and take it by the scruff of the neck and take it up, I think they can, but I also think it needs to plan for the future. 

“Unlike Michail Antonio’s statement that I just heard before I came out here, saying we’ve got big men that play in the channel. He’s just insulted me and my team.

“He’s a nice lad, but it was disgusting what he said. I think he should go back and watch the game to see how we really played. Our front two are five-foot-10 and five-foot-nine, so I don’t know what big men he saw in the channels. 

“That’s all you lot talk about, you never talk about anything else. Just like Michail Antonio just said, ‘it’s Sam with the long ball, it’s the Sam way of playing.’

“it’s a load of crap and it always has been a load of crap because I’ve never played the same way at any club I’ve been at.

“If you thought that was long ball today, then somebody is deluded. We played long ball against Liverpool because it was the right way to play and should have got a result against them.

“They didn’t like it, but it shows everybody if you play a simple game against Liverpool, then you can get at them, you can get behind them and you can get chances.

“They’ve gone and beat Burnley 3-0 tonight, but they were dead lucky to beat us the other night. Today, West Ham didn’t deserve to beat us 3-1 but that’s our fault and nobody else’s.”

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5 managers Daniel Levy could appoint as Spurs suffer Julian Nagelsmann blow

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This post originally appeared on Mirror – Football

Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a new manager, having parted ways with Jose Mourinho on Monday after 17 months in charge.

Former midfielder Ryan Mason has been appointed interim head coach for the remainder of the season, as Spurs chief Daniel Levy considers who to bring in as Mourinho’s replacement.

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann was among the early favourites for the job, but reports from Germany claim he is set to take over from Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.

Flick confirmed earlier this month that he had asked Bayern to terminate his contract, after a falling out with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

With Spurs set to miss out on Nagelsmann, Mirror Football takes a look at five other contenders for the job.

Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job
Former Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been linked with the Spurs job

Maurizio Sarri

The former Chelsea boss is currently out of work, having been sacked by Juventus last August, and it has been rumoured that Spurs are interested in appointing Sarri as their next manager.

Reports have claimed that the club has made contact with his agent Fali Ramadani, but football.london state that there is no truth in the rumours.

Ralf Rangnick

Former Red Bull chief Rangnick was previously considered for the role in 2012, following Harry Redknapp’s departure.

Although he missed out to Andre Villas-Boas that time around, the Telegraph that he is once again on the list of targets that Tottenham are considering.

Erik Ten Hag worked with Guardiola at Bayern Munich before taking the top job at Ajax
Erik ten Hag has impressed at Ajax and he is said to be on Spurs’ radar

Erik ten Hag

The same report also names Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as one of the names Spurs are looking at, claiming their interest is set to intensify now that Nagelsmann is set to take over at Bayern.

Ten Hag has one year left on his deal with the Dutch club, meaning he would be available for minimal compensation.

Massimiliano Allegri

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juventus in 2019 and, having won five Serie A titles and reached two Champions League finals, the Italian boasts an impressive CV.

According to football.london, Allegri is highly thought of at Spurs but his lack of English is said to be a concern.

Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus
Massimiliano Allegri has been out of management since 2019, when he left Juventus

Brendan Rodgers

The Leicester boss has done an excellent job at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes regularly competing for a top four spot.

He has also been linked with the Spurs job but it seems unlikely he would leave Leicester, especially if they secure Champions League football next season.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson recently said of the rumours: “I think, if other clubs want to tempt him away, it will not be easy and as simple as suggesting that historically we happen to be a bit of a bigger club than the one you are at.

“They [Spurs] would have to persuade him that his future will be much better if he moves. But that will not necessarily be an easy thing to do.”

Twitter says it will appoint rep in Turkey to comply with social media law

Twitter on Friday announced that it plans to establish a legal representative in Turkey, making it the latest social media company to do so to ensure compliance with a new internet law in the country. 

Twitter said in a statement that upon reviewing the new law, which requires representatives for social media platforms to review content flagged for privacy violations, it had decided to “establish a legal entity” in order to “ensure that Twitter remains available for all who use it in Turkey.” [1]

“In coming to this decision, we were guided by our core mission: defending open, public conversation and ensuring our service is available to people everywhere,” Twitter added. 

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“We remain committed to protecting the voices and data of people in Turkey who use Twitter,” the statement said. “We will continue to be transparent about how we handle requests from government and law enforcement.” 

According to The Associated Press, social media companies under the Turkish law must answer requests to take down information violating privacy and personal rights within 48 hours, either by removing the content or by providing a justification for not doing so. [2]

A social media platform can be held liable for damages should the specified content not be removed within 24 hours following a decision, the AP noted. 

Turkey in January issued advertising bans on Twitter, as well as Periscope and Pinterest, in a move to push the platforms to comply with the law passed last year. Critics have argued that the law could allow the Turkish government to curb dissent within the country. 

That same month, Facebook announced that it had initiated the process of appointing a legal representative in Turkey to comply with the social media law, though the platform said in a statement that it would not be changing its community standards or its process of reviewing government requests.[3]

“We will withdraw the representative if we face pressure on either,” Facebook said at the time. 

YouTube in December said it would comply with the new law after facing fines for not doing so. [4]

“We have been able to find a way forward and will commence the process of appointing a local representative legal entity in compliance with the law, without compromising our values,” YouTube said in a statement.

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  1. ^ said in a statement (blog.twitter.com)
  2. ^ The Associated Press (apnews.com)
  3. ^ Facebook announced (thehill.com)
  4. ^ comply with the new law (www.reuters.com)

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