Allardyce rules out Scotland job

Posted on Oct 15 2017 - 9:49pm by admin

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of contention to be the new Scotland coach.

Allardyce was one of the bookmakers’ favourites for the role after Gordon Strachan was dismissed on Thursday following Scotland’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Although Allardyce is out of work after leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season, he isn’t interested in a return to international football.

The former West Ham boss, who has Scottish ancestry, was axed by England after only one game in charge when he was caught in a newspaper sting last year.

“My parents and sister were all born in Scotland, I have heritage from there, there’s no doubt about that,” Allardyce told BBC 5 Live’s Sportsweek on Sunday.

Asked if the job interested him, he added: “Not at this moment in time because I’m enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment.

“I think David Moyes would probably be my choice for that one. It’s very tempting, but no.”

Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay has been placed in interim charge of Scotland while the Scottish Football Association search for a permanent appointment.


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