The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
West Ham hired Sam Allardyce as manager as the club aims to gain promotion back to English soccer’s elite Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce was fired today by the Premier League club, which last month became the first Indian-owned English soccer team.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League soccer team, club co-owner David Gold said on Twitter.
Blackburn Rovers top scorer Yakubu called on fans to get behind the team and not protest its Indian owners ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United moved another point closer to its record-extending 20th English league soccer title by rallying for a 2-2 draw at West Ham.
"It's a bit difficult to take, that's their job, it's their job to give the offside decisions that appear in front of them."
- Sam Allardyce on Apr 17, 2013