Sam Allardyce Eyes National Team Job ‘Within Two Years’

Chris Wright

28th, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he hopes to quit his post at Ewood Park and make a move into international football management at some point during the next couple of years.

So said Big Sam himself;

“I would like to coach a national team, if one came up, in another two years. Another two to three years in the Premier League is about what I want to do.

We will see how far we can take Blackburn Rovers. We’ll see if we can get them beyond where most people expect and then, after that, managing a national side would be very interesting.”

I’m not really sure how Big Sam’s particular brand of footballing philosophy would translate at the highest level of the game, bearing in mind his grasp of finesse and technique is best summed up by this image…

On the other hand, I suppose if Stoke is ever declared an independent nation then he’d be a shoo-in for the job.

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  1. Ollie says:

    Spare us

  2. Rich says:

    I’ve always rated him actually, Bolton played some good football and it was just a myth that they were a long ball team, if you look at the stats they played less long balls than about 11 other teams in his final two seasons. Newcastle were just stupid with him and he’s not really had any other option but to keep Blackburn ticking over until he kind find some decent players (and phil jones and nzonzi arent too bad

    shame he’s leaving Blackburn so soon, he would haved made them good in about 5 years

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