19/10/1954 The journeyman manager Sam Allardyce is born
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Samuel Allardyce is an English football manager and former professional player. Allardyce is a keen proponent of sports science and using technology and innovative techniques in coaching his teams, such as computerized performance analysis and yoga. Martin Hardy of The Independent described him as "one of the pioneers of sports science in English football".