Sam Allardyce sets himself 2012 deadline to quit Blackburn and manage international team

28 July 2010 01:02
Sam Allardyce hopes to quit Blackburn for a job in international football - possibly as early as 2012.[LNB]Lip-smacking prospect: Sam Allardyce wants to manage at international level[LNB]The 55-year-old has been in charge at Ewood Park since December 2008 but does not see his stay there lasting as long as his stint at Bolton.[LNB]'I would like to coach a national team, if one came up, in another two years,' said Allardyce.[LNB]'Another two to three years in the Premier League is about what I want to do.[LNB]'We will see how far we can take Blackburn Rovers. We'll see if we can get them beyond where most people expect and then, after that, managing a national side would be very interesting.'[LNB]The European Championships in Poland and Ukraine take place in two years and Allardyce is no doubt hoping that he could replace a boss who will step down after then.[LNB]He was interviewed for the England post in 2006 when Sven-Goran Eriksson left but the FA offered the job to Steve McClaren instead.[LNB]Allardyce managed Bolton for eight years and was in charge of Newcastle for a short spell before joining Blackburn.[LNB] Hands off our Emerton! Sam warns Galatasaray to leave midfielder alone FANTASY FOOTBALL: Sign up to our brilliant £40,000 game for new seasonClub-by-club Premier League guide to every transfer deal in summer 2010Premier League kit special: The strips your team will be wearing next seasonBLACKBURN ROVERS FC

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