Allardyce: I didn't think it would cause such a stir
21 September 2010 02:04
Sam Allardyce has attempted to clarify the comments he made last week when he claimed that he would have no problem managing the likes of Real Madrid and Inter Milan.
The Blackburn Rovers manager, who has previously been in charge of Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United, was quoted as saying he was more suited to the European giants than mid-table Premier League outfits.
However, he has now said: "I didn't think it would create quite as big a stir as it has. Somebody asked me if I'd found my level and was comfortable as manager at Blackburn Rovers.
"I'm never comfortable as a manager because I'm always looking to improve and my terms of wanting to improve are about having a burning ambition to always get better than I am.
"Obviously, in the end, that would always be to try and get to the very, very top of the industry that I'm working in."
Ahead of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Fulham at Ewood Park, Allardyce had said: "I'd be more suited to Inter Milan or Real Madrid. It wouldn't be a problem for me to manage those clubs because I'd win the double or the league every time.
"Give me Manchester United or Chelsea and I'd do the same, it wouldn't be a problem.
"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."