Sam Allardyce is almost at the end of his firefighting stint at Leeds United and things are still up in the air. Due to their tough fixture schedule when he came in, it was always going to be an uphill task to save Leeds from relegation.
Still, Sam Allardyce’s relegation record and history gave the fans and the board hope that he could achieve the impossible.
Sizing up the task, he was given a highly lucrative package if he managed to keep Leeds in the Premier League. Here are the Sam Allardyce bonus details in his lucrative contract with the Peacocks.
Sam Allardyce Bonus
As per a report by The Times, Sam Allardyce came in at a basic salary of £500,000. While this alone is a huge number for managing effectively four games, Sam Allardyce’s bonus blows it out of the park.
If Leeds survive relegation, Sam Allardyce is in line to get a windfall of almost £2.5 million. This is excluding the amount to be paid to Leeds United’s coaching staff, constituting of Premier League legends like Robbie Keane.
In total, Sam Allardyce could end up earning close to £3 million for managing four Leeds United games. It shows the huge trust in his firefighting abilities by the board. Earlier, Javi Gracia was appointed post the sacking of Jesse Marsch but he couldn’t oversee a consistent upturn in the results.
Under Sam Allardyce, Leeds have shown a lot of heart and nearly got results to match. They went to Etihad Stadium and almost took points of Manchester City before giving Newcastle United a scare at home, drawing 2-2 despite going a man down.
It is widely reported that both parties are in agreement about this four-game spell being the definitive time of Sam Allardyce at Leeds United.
Leeds are expected to look for a new coach in the summer at the end of the season. However, their options could look a lot different depending upon their fate, which lies in the hands of Sam Allardyce. Surviving relegation is worth a lot more than £2.5 million and Leeds realise that.