Sam Allardyce keen on Arsenal job and reveals how he would fix them

Sam Allardyce answers a phone
Should Arsenal give Big Sam a call? (Picture: Getty/BGC)

Sam Allardyce would be keen on becoming Arsenal manager and revealed exactly what needs to happen to pull them out of their current ‘crisis’.

Allardyce has been out of work since being sacked by Everton but he would make a return to Premier League management if he received a call from the Emirates.

The former England manager is certain Arsenal chiefs would never turn to him but he explained how he would go about instilling confidence back into their squad as part of a rebuilding process.

‘Would I take Arsenal? Of course you’d take Arsenal,’ Allardyce told TalkSport. ‘I’m a man who’d take Arsenal.

‘But I’m never going to be in the frame, don’t worry about that. I just think that what they’re looking for they need to be very quick about. They need to be very precise in what they need to do.

‘I don’t think I’m very fashionable for Arsenal, that’s the problem.

‘Some of the way it’s been portrayed of me as a manager, it wouldn’t be associated with Arsenal as a football club of how or what style I’ve tred to play like.

‘I’ve tried to be pragmatic in what I do and what style I play. I’ve always picked a style to suit the players.

‘I know there’s a reputation at a football club of how you should play but realistically when you go into a club that’s struggling it’s about the capabilities of the players you’ve got to find and how you play to those capabilities.

‘When you get results you ask them to do more and then you improve the team by buying a better player than you’ve already got and then it all gets better and the flair and excitement increases from then on.

‘No one will be enjoying going in at Arsenal at the moment. When you go in there as a manager and you’re asked to face… it’s really crisis management at this time of the year when you’re asked to step in, it’s crisis management.

‘You have to start making the players believe in themselves again, it’s not about so much what you are as a coach it’s about what you are as a man manager, actually extracting the best out of the players again and breeding some confidence.’

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