Allardyce: I turned down the chance to go back to Newcastle

Paola Ditto
Luglio 11, 2019

Aston Villa Manager Steve Bruce during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park, Blackburn, England on 15 September 2018. However, he'd suffer empty promises from Ashley, which future Newcastle coaches would deal with - most notably Benitez, who has since taken charge at Chinese Super League outfit, Dalian Yifang.

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"I was very flattered that I was considered but it's that thing - don't go back", Allardyce told Talksport.

But with Bruce seemingly set on managing the Magpies, an opportunity he might never get again, Chansiri is at risk of souring his relationship with the popular Sheffield Wednesday boss, should he get him to stay put.

"I must say that I have had more meetings with the chairman, president and general manager this week than I had in three years at Newcastle".

"I never got to talk to Mike (Ashley, owner of the club)". My agent contacted me, I had a think about it and a quick look at the situation and thanked them very much.

Newcastle hope to iron out the remaining details as quickly as possible and will endeavour to ensure Bruce is able to meet the players for the first time in China next week.

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.

"Allardyce continued: "'It wasn't something I thought about for too long.

"I thought it'd be better to make a quick decision for everyone".

Newcastle have suffered two Premier League relegations under the ownership of Ashley.

The Telegraph claim talks are at an advanced stage and that Bruce could be announced as the Magpies' new boss as early as Friday.

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