Monday, June 18, 2018

Allardyce not thinking of England job

(GSM) – Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce is not thinking of the England job despite current manager Fabio Capello’s assurance that he will vacate the job after the 2012 European Championships.

And Allardyce, who was interviewed for the job following Sven-Goran Eriksson’s departure in 2006 but lost out to Steve McClaren, believes it is too soon to think of the post.

“I don’t think past one week,” said Allardyce. “And if I get past one month then I’m very, very lucky.”

55-year-old Allardyce thinks Capello has acted in the knowledge that the Football Association would not be offering him a contract extension.

“His contract runs out (in 2012) so I think he’s probably pre-empted the fact that they probably wouldn’t renew it before that and he can perhaps go out with a bang,” he said.

“I seem to remember the FA told Bobby Robson he wasn’t getting his contract renewed and we had the best World Cup we’ve ever had since 1966.”

After the FA announced that the next manager will be English, Allardyce is hoping they stick to their word.

He added: “I’d always like to see an Englishman succeed but the politics that are behind it is very, very difficult to overcome sometimes because it depends where you are and what you’re doing at that particular time if you’re English.”


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