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Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

Sam Allardyce turns down Newcastle United approach to return as manager

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Former England boss Sam Allardyce says he turned down the chance to return to Newcastle United as the club's manager.Allardyce was in charge of the Magpies from 2007 to 2008 and was considered as a replacement for Rafael Benitez, who left the club at the end of June.Benitez departed after his contract expired, saying the Premier League club "did not share his vision". "I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back," Allardyce told Talksport."It never got to the type of talks people are suggesting but it wasn't for me. I politely said no."Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce is the latest name being considered by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley."I never got to talk...
Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

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Sam Allardyce believes Mauricio Pochettino may be forced to walk out on Tottenham if chairman Daniel Levy refuses to let Manchester United speak with the coach about replacing Jose Mourinho. However, even with the Spurs manager at the helm, Big Sam has warned it may take THREE YEARS to get the Red Devils challenging for top titles again. Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly a top target for Manchester United Pochettino is said to be one of United’s top targets after announcing the departure of Mourinho as manager on Tuesday morning. Old Trafford legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as caretaker manager until the end of the season, with the club aiming to appoint their next permanent boss in the summer – and Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are...
Rooney wonder goal as Allardyce watches Everton thrash West Ham

Rooney wonder goal as Allardyce watches Everton thrash West Ham

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Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from his own half to complete a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce.The Merseysiders moved up four places to 13th in the table as Allardyce watched from the Goodison directors' box alongside majority investor Farhad Moshiri.Hammers manager David Moyes, who saw midfielder Manuel Lanzini's penalty saved by Jordan Pickford, was left to rue a terrible first half from the Londoners at his former club.Rooney headed in the rebound after Joe Hart saved his penalty for the game's opener, and swept in his second 10 minutes later after good build-up from youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Tom Davies.Defender Ashley Williams added the fourth late on, powering a header beyond Joe Hart from a corner.Everton had to withstand susta...
EXCLUSIVE – Sam Allardyce says Liverpool not good enough defensively to win the Premier League and backs Manchester United for title glory

EXCLUSIVE – Sam Allardyce says Liverpool not good enough defensively to win the Premier League and backs Manchester United for title glory

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Sam Allardyce believes Liverpool are not good enough defensively to win the Premier League - and is backing Jose Mourinho to lead Manchester United to title glory this season.With their high-tempo, attacking style, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the top-flight and have made a promising start to the campaign.They have collected seven points from their opening three games, thrashed Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and have claimed back-to-back clean sheets. Optimism is therefore high on Merseyside as the Reds look to end their 27-year title drought.But, according to Allardyce, they will miss out on again on the top prize due to defensive vulnerabilities.The former England boss, who co-hosted the Sports Breakfast on Thursday, said: “My only concern about Jur