Sam Allardyce has a new book coming out, and the new Sunderland boss has been making plenty of his opinions football known through the book and otherwise.
Allardyce made waves Wednesday with his thoughts on “deluded” West Ham fans who hated his defense-first ambitions.
In his new book, “Big Sam”, Allardyce also takes a shot at Liverpool’s famous UEFA Champions League final win in Istanbul, in which the Reds came back from a 3-0 deficit to win Europe’s top honor.
According to Allardyce, manager Rafa Benitez doesn’t deserve to take credit for Liverpool winning (something about substitutions being lucky and some other incredibly-hypocritical anti-manager sentiment).
Fortunately, Benitez needed just one response to bury Allardyce.
“Do you know who Sam Allardyce is? Do you know how many trophies he has won? Well that’s my answer. It is what happens when someone has a book to sell. His opinion does not have a lot of value.”
Roasted. With what could Allardyce possibly counter? He’s won a pair of Championship playoffs, to be fair, but Benitez has won more than 10 percent more games than Allardyce and the UCL title, a Europa League win, a UEFA Cup win, two Segunda promotions to La Liga, two La Liga titles, an FA Cup and much more.
Stop talking and start worrying about Sunderland, Sam.