Sam Allardyce’s ‘impossible’ Leeds United task

Sam Allardyce’s assistant Karl Robinson has claimed that the Leeds United job was an ‘impossible’ task. Leeds United failed to stay up and were relegated after finishing 19th in the league. 

Leeds’ ‘impossible’ task:

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The duo took charge on May 3rd, and were 17th in the league. They picked up just 1 point in the 4 games they managed, and went down as a result.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Robinson said, “It was almost an impossible job, but we all have that ego going in and plotting a miracle. That’s not naivety or stupidity, we thought we could do it even though we knew it’d be so difficult.”

When asked why he decided to join Elland Road, Robinson added, “I was playing golf and I got a phone call from the gaffer [Allardyce] to say what are you doing? I said I was playing golf. He said can you get yourself up to Leeds tonight. He said he was going in for the last four games of the season. I actually think I said ‘are you mad?’ He said get yourself up here tonight and we’ll have a conversation. I got in my car and drove to Yorkshire.”

Leeds United need a must-win against Tottenham Hotspur on the last day, but lost 4-1. Sam Allardyce has left the job and not decided to stay on for the long-term rebuild job. 

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