12 things that lasted longer than Sam Allardyce as England manager

Big Sam can at least console himself with the fact he’s some way off the shortest reign.

Sam Allardyce leaving his job as England manager.Image Getty/Dave Thompson

So Sam Allardyce’s brief reign as England manager is over, with the former Bolton and Sunderland boss duly dispatched after just 67 days in charge of the Three Lions.

Big Sam’s spell in charge represents the shortest in the history of the national team by some distance with Steve McClaren’s 18-game tenure from August 2006 to November 2007 the next closest.

To put Allardyce’s England spell in some context here are 12 other, highly amusing, examples of things that lasted longer than Big Sam’s Three Lions spell.


Chilean miners crisis.

The 33 Chilean miners’ spell trapped 2,300 feet underground (69 days)


Falklands War prisoners.

The entirety of the Falkands War (73 days)


Owen Smith of the Labour Party.

Owen Smith’s Labour Leadership bid (73 days)


 Michael Palin on Around the World in 80 Days.

Michael Palin’s circumnavigation of the world (80 days)



The return period on a John Lewis cutlery set (90 days)


A dragonfly The average lifespan of a Dragonfly (120 days)


Drake is a massive sell-out on his new Hotline Bling video – LoadedTime Drake spent at no.1 in UK with One Dance (105 days)


Michael Fassbender in X-MenPrincipal filming on X Men: Apocalypse (117 days)


Ob-sexedThe average student summer holiday (120 days)


Pamela Anderson on BaywatchPamela Anderson’s marriage to Kid Rock (150 days)


What a ladThe number of days it takes a McDonald’s Hamburger to decompose (180 days)









Forest Gump’s Cross- Country Run (1,157 days)

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