Former England Manager Sam Allardyce Struggles to Sell Hideaway Villa in Spanish Costa Brava
It's not just his tarnished reputation as a manager that Sam Allardyce can't get rid of, with sources suggesting he is struggling to sell his Spanish property that he used as a hideaway after losing the England job.
According to the Sun, the ex-Crystal Palace manager who left his position in May 2017, is finding it difficult to find a buyer for his £3.5m holiday home he used to "chill and reflect" following a sting operation, which cost him the top job as chief of the national team.
Based in Costa Brava near Alicante, the huge house which helped him recover from the devastation of losing the job he desired deeply. It has five bedrooms, a wine cellar and is close to a golf course, perfect for if you are needing to relax after a difficult time at work.
It was the ideal setting for the now 'retired' boss of teams such as Bolton, Newcastle and Sunderland to think about his future plans. It didn't take him long to contemplate his next move as the 62-year-old veteran coach took the job at struggling Palace. Showing he still has the fire in his belly and the tactical nous needed to manage at the top level, he helped the east London club avoid relegation.
After getting the sack as England boss with only one game in charge, you would think his time in management should be over at international level. However, the wily tactician recently admitted he would still consider another role in that capacity as it is 'less demanding than the Premier League'.
If he can manage to sell his pricey property, we may see him setting up house in a new team before long, with the World Cup or European Championship of 2020 in mind.