According to a serialisation of his autobiography, Allardyce thinks he should have been given the job back in 2006 when he was overlooked in favour of Newcastle manager Steve McClaren.
The decision to appoint McClaren still rankles with the Sunderland boss, but that has not affected his desire to one day manage his country. Allardyce said:
“I should have got it and, as I’m a better manager now than I was then, I believe I should be in the running whenever it comes round again. That’s not vanity or being full of my own importance. My track record entitles me to be considered.”
“I’m ambitious and I still want the England job, but I have less chance now even though I’m better equipped to do it.”
The England fans in The Transfer Tavern agree that Allardyce should have gotten the nod back in 2006, but believe that any chance of him getting the England job now is very slim.
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