Sam Allardyce says he turned down chance to take vacant Newcastle job

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2019

Perhaps the best that can be said is that there's relief Allardyce turned it down, but the supporters are still not impressed in the slightest - and they're absolutely right...

However, Allardyce told TalkSport: "I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing ..." Before I would want to try and save a side, ' he said. I had to chat to my agent and, as much as I respect Newcastle, Newcastle fans and Mike [Ashley, Newcastle owner], it wasn't for me.

"Maybe if it was the first time around I would have jumped at it".

The former England manager has been out of work since leaving Everton at the end of the 2017-18 season.

"I think he should, I think it's been one of your dreams to manager his hometown club". I thought it'd be better to make a quick decision for everyone.

Sam Allardyce believes Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce would jump at the chance to manage Newcastle United.

Allardyce was appointed manager at St James' Park in 2007, but was sacked under a year later, over concerns about his playing style and signings.

On his previous stint on Tyneside, Allardyce explained: "It wasn't pleasant in the end but it was in the middle of the takeover". It was handled brilliantly by Mike and his staff at the time.

Benitez departed after his contract expired, saying the Premier League club "did not share his vision".

But Alladyce apparently turned down the offer because of concerns over the club's recruitment policy and how much of a say he would actually have in it.

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It is understood that Allardyce would have brought in former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan as his assistant'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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