Big Sam: I'd succeed with big clubs

17 September 2010 01:27
lackburn boss Sam Allardyce has insisted he would win the title every year if he were manager of Real Madrid or Manchester United.[LNB] Allardyce and Mark Hughes cross swords on Saturday as managers of mid-ranking clubs, Blackburn and Fulham respectively, with the Rovers boss denying that both men have found their true level.[LNB]Hughes was sacked by Manchester City last season while Allardyce's spell in charge of Newcastle lasted less than half a campaign.[LNB]Allardyce insisted however: "I'm not suited to Bolton or Blackburn, I would be more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"Give me Manchester United or Chelsea and I would do the same, it wouldn't be a problem.[LNB]"It's not where I'm suited to, it's just where I've been for most of the time.[LNB]"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."[LNB]Hughes has made a good start at Fulham, one of five teams still unbeaten in the top flight, and the trip to Ewood Park will be a return to old stomping grounds where he spent three seasons as a player and four years as manager.[LNB]Allardyce believes the Welshman was hard done-by at City, saying: "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.[LNB]"He was given the chance and unfortunately at that stage of his career they decided to have a change.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"He decided that Fulham was the place for him, he's taken over what he's described in his own words as a very good team and he's started where they left off last season."[LNB]Allardyce does believe Fulham will feel the loss of striker Bobby Zamora, who suffered a broken leg last week.[LNB]He added: "Bobby Zamora was the most improved player last year without a shadow of a doubt.[LNB]"He gets them into a European final, he gets himself in the England squad and all of a sudden he becomes an outstanding centre forward."[LNB]Ryan Nelsen and Michel Salgado are doubts for Blackburn after both limped off against Manchester City last weekend.[LNB]Nelsen had a kick to the instep and Salgado a thigh injury and both will have fitness tests just before the match. Keith Andrews (groin) remains sidelined.

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