Newcastle United next manager: Sam Allardyce confirms he turned down Magpies approach

Newcastle United next manager: Sam Allardyce confirms he turned down Magpies approach

Sam Allardyce has revealed he was surprised Newcastle United approached him for their vacant managerial job.

Former England boss Allardyce, who previously managed Newcastle from 2007 until 2008, has claimed he was under consideration to replace Benitez but has rejected the chance to return to St James' Park.

"I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing. don't go back", Allardyce, who has been out of a managerial job since leaving Everton past year, told talkSPORT.

Writing on his blog for the first time since moving to China, he highlighted the warm welcome he had received at the club in contrast with the hard relationship he endured with Newcastle owner Ashley and his management team. I politely said "no".

It is reported in The Star that the Newcastle born manager (58), will be offered a Premier League salary along with a £60m war-chest in order to try and build a squad capable of being competitive in The Premier League next season.

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Newcastle United are set to appoint Steve Bruce as manager and are hoping he will be able to join up with the team on their pre-season tour of China. I thought it'd be better to make a quick decision for everyone.

The 64-year-old was sacked by Newcastle during his first spell in charge and says he was frustrated by the club's transfer policy.

It appears that permission has been granted by the hierarchy at Sheffield Wednesday for Bruce to formally speak with his hometown club, but this would do little to appease the fans of The Owls as they look forward to the new 2019/20 campaign.

"I never got to talk to Mike [Ashley]". From Hull City to Aston Villa not to mention Newcastle's arch rivals Sunderland.

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