Big Sam retains England dream

26 June 2011 03:13
Sam Allardyce has not given up his ambition to manage England - but admits his dream for now is to re-establish West Ham in the Premier League.[LNB] The Hammers believe the former Blackburn boss is the right man to lead them back to the top flight following relegation from the Premier League last season.[LNB]And Allardyce, once considered for the England role while impressing at Bolton, insists he is fully committed to West Ham's cause.[LNB]However, the 56-year-old, who started his managerial career as a player-manager with Irish side Limerick nearly 20 years ago, will not give up on his dream.[LNB]"Without any dreams or goals I would need to pack in management," Allardyce told The People.[LNB]"It was a pretty distant dream that I might one day be considered for the England manager's job when I started out at Limerick, but 15 years later I went very close.[LNB]"You have to reset your goals and your dreams and my dream, first and foremost, is to make West Ham as successful as I possibly can.[LNB]"Not only by getting them promoted, but by establishing them in the Premier League.[LNB]"But if by fulfilling that dream you are brought closer to another one, then obviously that's what you consider. In fact, it's what you do the job for.[LNB]"That's not being disloyal to any football club, it's about always having ambition and striving to be better. If you have achieved, the club has achieved.[LNB]"You try to leave a club in a better position than when you acquired it and I've always felt that's the one thing I've done. My job now is to re-invent West Ham in terms of stability."

Source: Team_Talk