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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2008, 14:20 GMT
Allardyce in photos

Sam Allardyce is revealed as the Newcastle boss in May 2007

Newcastle reveal Sam Allardyce as their new boss in May 2007 following the resignation of Glenn Roeder

After the resignation of Glenn Roeder

Big Sam has eight successful years in charge at Bolton before signing the three-year deal at St James' Park

Sam Allardyce with Joey Barton

The new boss signs nine players during the summer break including the controversial figure of Joey Barton for 5.8m

Sam Allardyce and Sammy Lee

Allardyce enjoys a dream opening to the job as he guides Newcastle to a 3-1 win at his old club Bolton

Allardyce shows his frustration at Derby County

After a solid start to the season his side slip up with a 1-0 loss to Premier League strugglers Derby County in September

Allardyce watches his side slip to defeat against Portsmouth

Cracks begin to appear in his relationship with the Toon Army as Portsmouth thump Newcastle 4-1 on Tyneside in November

Sam Allardyce and Rafa Benitez

The Portsmouth humiliation is followed by another home loss three weeks later - this time a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Allardyce

After losing 3-1 to Birmingham Allardyce and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley watch their side earn a point against Arsenal

Allardyce celebrates Newcastle's late win over Birmingham

Things improve for Sam as Newcastle come from behind to beat Birmingham 2-1 in the last minute at St James' Park

Allardyce shows his disappointment

Christmas is not kind to Allardyce as Newcastle lose to Wigan, Chelsea and finally 2-0 at home to Manchester City

Allardyce watches the FA Cup match against Stoke

Newcastle then draw 0-0 against Stoke City in the FA Cup in what proves to be his final match in charge

Sam Allardyce gives an interview outside his house

The day after leaving Newcastle, Allardyce says he is disappointed but not "bitter" about the club's decision

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