‘I am as good as Pep Guardiola’ – Premier League manager battling relegation claims

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New Leeds United manager Sam Allardyce has claimed he is as good as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

Big Sam, 68, had been out of work after being relegated with West Brom two years ago.

Allardyce said: “Far too many people think I am old and antiquated, which is so far from the truth.

“I might be 68 and look old but there’s nobody ahead of me in football terms.

“Not Pep, not Klopp, not Arteta. It’s all there with me. They do what they do, I do what I do.

“But in terms of knowledge and depth of knowledge, I’m up there with them. 

“I’m not saying I’m better than them, but certainly as good as they are.”

Leeds are currently 17th in the table after a dismal run.