Sam Allardyce interested in coaching US National Team


Sam Allardyce could be making a return to international management by taking up the vacant United States National Team spot, according to France Football Magazine.

Bruce Arena, who had taken over from German manager Jurgen Klinsmann in December 2016, walked away from the position last week after failing to qualify the US for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Bruce Arena’s recent failure with the USMNT is the first time that the country haven’t qualified for a World Cup since 1986. Their record at the tournament is admirable; the US have qualified from their group in four of the last six World Cups they’ve appeared in, even managing to reach the Quarter-Finals in 2002.

Former Crystal Palace and England manager Sam Allardyce lasted just one game in charge of The Three Lions in 2016 after an investigation from The Telegraph revealed he was ignoring the FA’s rules on third-party player ownership.

Despite claiming he was unsure if he would ever return to management, the 62-year-old was shortly back in the Premier League, this time with Crystal Palace. His five-month stint with the club yielded yet another survival, securing top-flight status for the club on the penultimate weekend of league action.

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is also being considered for the spot. The Frenchman has vastly more experience at international level that Sam Allardyce, having managed France and overseeing them through the 2010 World Cup and EURO 2012.


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