Leeds United have announced the sacking of manager Javi Gracia replacing him with Sam Allardyce following a string of poor performances by the team in the Premier League.
The club is currently 17th in the standings with four games left in the season, and they have turned to experienced coach Allardyce to help them avoid relegation.
Allardyce, who has managed several Premier League clubs including Newcastle United, West Ham United and Crystal Palace, has a reputation for helping struggling teams to stay in the top flight.
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He takes over from Gracia, who was appointed as Leeds' manager in February after American Jesse Marsch was sacked.
This is the 14th time a Premier League manager has been sacked this season, highlighting the intense pressure on managers to deliver results.
Allardyce's task will not be an easy one, but he will be hoping to use his experience to guide Leeds to safety and ensure their Premier League survival for next season.