Allardyce thinks big

17 September 2010 01:30
Sam Allardyce has claimed neither he nor Mark Hughes were given enough time at bigger clubs - and insisted he would win the title every year if he were manager of Real Madrid or Manchester United. Allardyce and Hughes cross swords as managers of mid-ranking clubs, Blackburn and Fulham respectively, with the Rovers boss denying that both men have found their true level. Hughes was sacked by Manchester City last season while Allardyce's spell in charge of Newcastle lasted less than half a campaign. Allardyce insisted however: "I'm not suited to Bolton or Blackburn, I would be more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid. 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. It's not a problem to take me into the higher reaches of the Champions League or Premier League and would make my job a lot easier in winning it."

Source: PA