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Sep 25, 2010

Allardyce: There will never be another manager like me

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has continued paying homage to himself after claiming there will never be another Premier League manager in the same mould.

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Allardyce insists his managerial style is like no other and claims any potential Premier League boss has to forge his own identity to succeed.

Recently, Allardyce said he was on a par with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and would be more suited to managing Real Madrid or Inter Milan than Blackburn or his former club Bolton.

He told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "I don't see any comparisons between anyone. There is no other Sam Allardyce, there is just the one. There never has been and never will be another Sam Allardyce. Sam Allardyce doesn't manage like anyone else.

"I am unique in my style of management and who I am and I was very fortunate to be working under some great managers as a player. They always told me never to copy anybody."

Allardyce said he sees similarities between himself and Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, ahead of their meeting at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.

He added: "You have to do it yourself and you have to do it your way and that will be the only way that you will be successful. Olly is the same. He is his own man and a very, very good manager. His start has been fantastic.

"I am sure he expected it wasn't going to happen because he was faced with the situation he had to take his first three games away from home because the stadium wasn't ready."

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