|It took until his sixth game in charge for West Brom to record a victory, when they won 3—2 away at rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers||Two agents, Teni Yerima and , were secretly filmed, each separately claiming that they had paid Allardyce through his son|
|Allardyce has been criticised for alleged corruption and has twice been the subject of undercover media investigations||Blackburn were forced to sell talismanic striker to Manchester City and defender to Aston Villa for a combined £21|
Chairman Alan Thorne offered Allardyce the vacant management position, but Allardyce rejected the offer as he felt that at aged 28 he was far too young to enter management.
|Everton Despite previously announcing his retirement from his managerial career, on 30 November 2017, Allardyce signed a contract to manage until June 2019, who were thirteenth place in the table, following a poor start to the season||Veteran manager , a friend of Allardyce, once humorously remarked that "He was what I called a ball-playing defender|
|Bolton struggled all season, but managed to avoid relegation with a final day win over Middlesbrough||He made striker West Ham's fifth signing of the season, on a free transfer, followed by defender from Sunderland on a season-long loan, strikers from and midfielder on a free transfer|
He did however possess good awareness and heading skills, and his anticipation made up for his lack of pace.6