Allardyce rules himself out of Leicester running

Date published: Wednesday 18th October 2017 2:33

Sam Allardyce has ruled out returning to the Premier League with Leicester City.

The former England manager is one of 13 names mentioned on Wednesday but he says the job – vacated by the sacked Craig Shakespeare – has become available at the wrong time.

“As big a club it is and as much as I would love to manage Leicester, I don’t think it is time for me,” Allardyce told talkSPORT.

“I’m not ready. Having been in it so long and how I felt at the end of last season, I am enjoying my life too much.

“Yes, it would interest me and yes I would take the Leicester job – but not at this time.”

Allardyce sounds rather more interested in a potential job in the United States as their national team manager after Bruce Arena left the role.

“If I ever go back into football, an international position again might be of interest to me,” he said. “Whether that is the USA, who knows.

“If we got to that stage where we there was an interview, you would assess whether you have a chance of being successful with that national side and, if you do, is that a better challenge for me at this stage of my life?”

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