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The career of new West Brom boss Sam Allardyce in pictures

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Sam Allardyce is back in management after being named the new boss of West Brom.

The 66-year-old, whose last job at Everton ended in 2018, has replaced Slaven Bilic on an 18-month contract.

Here, the PA news agency looks at his managerial career in pictures.

Sam Allardyce managed Notts County from 1997-1999

Sam Allardyce managed Notts County from 1997-1999 (David Jones/PA)

Allardyce was appointed Bolton manager in 1999 and won promotion to the top flight in 2001

Allardyce was appointed Bolton manager in 1999 and won promotion to the top flight in 2001 (Tom Hevezi/PA)

Allardyce brought the likes of World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff to Bolton

Allardyce brought the likes of World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff to Bolton (Martin Rickett/PA)

Allardyce lasted less than a year as Newcastle manager

Allardyce lasted less than a year as Newcastle manager (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Allardyce spent two years as Blackburn before the club's new owners the Venky's brought .his reign to an end

Allardyce spent two years at Blackburn before the club’s new owners Venky’s brought his reign to an end (Gareth Copley/PA)

Allardyce struggled to win over the West Ham fans

Allardyce struggled to win over the West Ham fans (Adam Davy/PA)

Allardyce defied the odds to keep Sunderland in the Premier League

Allardyce defied the odds to keep Sunderland in the Premier League (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Allardyce was appointed England manager in 2016

Allardyce was appointed England manager in 2016 (Michael Regan/PA)

But he took charge of just one game, a 1-0 win over Slovakia, before he lost his job following comments he made in an undercover newspaper sting

But he took charge of just one game, a 1-0 win over Slovakia, before he lost his job following comments he made in an undercover newspaper sting (Nick Potts/PA)

Allardyce was back in management that same year at Crystal Palace

Allardyce was back in management that same year at Crystal Palace (Adam Davy/PA)

Allardyce reversed his decision to retire from manager by joining Everton in 2017, but fans did not take to his style of play

Allardyce reversed his decision to retire as a head coach by joining Everton in 2017, but fans did not take to his style of play (Mike Egerton/PA)