Sam Allardyce bows out at Leeds United

Leeds' battle to regain their Premier League status next season will not be led by Sam Allardyce.

Leeds have announced Sam Allardyce will not be staying on as manager and will leave the club by mutual consent.
The 68-year-old could not save Leeds from relegation after being appointed in a last-ditch bid to keep them in the Premier League with four games of the season remaining.
A club statement read: "Leeds United and Sam Allardyce can confirm that both parties have mutually agreed for Sam's spell at the club to end following the completion of the 2022-23 season.
"Sam joined the Whites for the final four games of the campaign and despite spirited performances against Manchester City and Newcastle United, the objective of staying in the Premier League was not reached."
Allardyce said he was unable to commit to "a long-term project" as Leeds now bid to bounce back to the top flight.
The former England boss said: "It has been an honour to manage Leeds United, a great club with an incredible fan base, who deserve to be in the Premier League.
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"I have really enjoyed working with the staff and players at the club and I would like to thank Angus Kinnear for the opportunity.
"I'd also like to highlight the outstanding work of Karl Robinson and Robbie Keane who have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks.
"At this stage in my career I am not sure taking on this challenge, which is potentially a long-term project, is something I could commit to, but I wish the club every success for the future and hope the club returns to the Premier League, where they belong."
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