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Sam Allardyce will pocket £3m if he keeps Leeds United in Premier League

Sam Allardyce is set to return to football management as he is close to replacing Javi Gracia at Leeds United. 

The Whites are currently in a state of crisis after losing four of their last five league matches. 

Director of football Victor Orta has left Elland Road while manager Gracia also faces the sack.  

Sunday’s 4-1 loss at Bournemouth leaves them on the edge of the relegation zone with the same points as Leicester City and Nottingham Forest. 

Allardyce, who has been out of work since leaving West Bromwich Albion in 2021, faces the difficult task of keeping the Yorkshire outfit in the Premier League. 

However, if the 68-year-old achieves the feat, he stands to earn a huge bonus. 

The Daily Star recently reported that Allardyce has been offered a £1m bonus to keep Leeds in the top flight. 

The Times claim the English manager will get £500,000 as a basic salary and a £2.5m bonus if he maintains Leeds’ status. 

Allardyce is regarded as a survival specialist who has saved Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Everton from relegation to the Championship. But he was unable to keep West Brom up in his most recent job. 

Looking at Leeds’ fixtures doesn’t offer much hope as they face some big opponents in their remaining four matches. 

A trip to Manchester City is followed by a home encounter against Newcastle United.

The Whites will then play West Ham United at the London Stadium before hosting Tottenham Hotspur for their final game of the season. 

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