Sam Allardyce has revealed that he would be interested in becoming the next head coach of the United States national side. The former England boss is out of work since his resignation from Crystal Palace last summer, and he has since held discussions with Everton over the vacant managerial post.
In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Allardyce admitted that he would consider succeeding Bruce Arena as United States’ new manager, although any potential deal will have to wait until the presidential election for the Soccer Federation is concluded in February, he said: “Yes, I would go I think, but I think there’s a president-elect in January [sic] which has stalled the process, so if I got the opportunity to speak to the U.S. then I would look forward to that.”
Allardyce has been a successful Premier League manager over the years, but he has reiterated his preference for an international job in order to avoid the ‘day-to-day pressures’ of the English top-flight. Allardyce is already accustomed to living in the United States, having plyed his trade for the Tampa Bay Rowdies for a short spell in 1983, and he has since often travelled for his holidays to the North America nation.
Speaking on his experience, he added: “Wherever they say you’ve got to base yourself is where you base yourself. I’ve always loved the States since I’ve been going for many, many years, and I played there. I played there for Tampa Bay Rowdies and had a terrific time by the way.”
The news could come as a huge blow for Farhad Moshiri’s Everton, who have gone nearly a month without pursuing a new manager. The Merseyside outfit are currently lingering just above the relegation zone, and their ineffectiveness in replacing Ronald Koeman has gone on to haunt them in recent Premier League games.