BIG SAM’S BACK...WITH A BIG AMBITION!
Big Sam thinks he’ll do so well at the Stadium Of Light that he’ll be the best man for the job when Roy Hodgson retires.
The 60-year-old hasn’t taken charge of a single game yet for Sunderland — but he thinks he’ll be a big hit on Wearside.
And it will eventually lead him to the promised land in charge of the Three Lions. Allardyce said last night: “If I am doing exceptionally, well when Roy decides he doesn’t want to be there, then I have got a chance.”
Big Sam was close to getting the job in 2006, before losing out to Sven Goran Eriksson.
He 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.”
To get another shot at it, he knows he must fire Sunderland up the Premier League table now he’s taken over from Dick Advocaat.
They currently sit second from bottom without a win in the first eight games.
He knows it will be a major challenge, saying: “My job is hopefully not to get into that panic and fear zone where there are a few games left and if you don’t win, you get relegated.
“I have some time now to try and sort that out as quickly as I can.”