West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been quoted as saying by the club’s official Twitter page that Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce does not get the credit that he deserves.
Pulis made the comments ahead of the Premier League game between Sunderland and West Brom at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.
TP: "Sam has had a fantastic career and probably doesn't get the credit he deserves" #WBA— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) April 1, 2016
Allardyce knows the Premier League inside out and has been in charge of the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and West Ham United.
The Englishman is rated as one of the better managers in the current game, but he is certainly someone whose achievements have been underplayed over the years.
It was the 61-year-old who made Bolton an established Premier League team, and it was Allardyce who helped make West Ham a respectable team in the English top flight.
True, Allardyce’s football is not pretty or entertaining and he cannot take teams to the ‘next level’, but he is someone who makes sure that the club remain in the Premier League.
The former defender is a manager who gets the best out of players who do not have great quality, and that is not that someone can do easily.