SAM ALLARDYCE SAYS he would win a title every year if he was in charge of a ‘big club’ like Manchester United or Real Madrid.
“I’m not suited to Bolton or Blackburn, I would be more suited to Inter or Real Madrid,” Allardyce told The Guardian. “It wouldn’t be a problem to me to go and manage those clubs because I would win the double or the league every time. Give me Manchester United or Chelsea and I would do the same, it wouldn’t be a problem. It’s not where I’m suited to, it’s just where I’ve been for most of the time.”
The Blackburn Rovers manager also says that Mark Hughes was badly treated at Manchester City. ”His Manchester City reign obviously was not long enough. A little bit like me at Newcastle, but I didn’t last quite as long as Sparky, though. He was given the chance and unfortunately at that stage of his career they decided to have a change.
“You look back on it and he’ll be very disappointed because they only lost two games, I think. But that is the way it is sometimes, there’s a perception that other people can do better than you, but often the reality is not the case.
Hughes said yesterday that he believes Allardyce to be the right man for the England job. “Sam’s record in the Premier League stands comparison with any British, England or foreign manager at the level of the clubs he’s been at. He’s a successful Premier League manager and the view at this time is that England need an English manager.
I also hold that view because it’s important that a country is led by someone of the same nationality. Sam has made his mark in the Premier League, which is the strongest league in world football. If you can get positive results in this league you’re a good manager. Whether the way Sam sets up his team lends itself to international management is a debate for another day. But certainly his record in terms of game won makes him a strong candidate.”