Sam Allardyce says he could ‘absolutely’ win the treble if he was the manager of a club like Manchester City.
What’s the news?
Allardyce has been at it again by stating he would be able to win the treble if he would be managing Man City. The English manager, who joined Leeds United on a short-term deal last week, told reporters earlier he saw himself on the same level as Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta in terms of football knowledge and now he has taken it up a notch by stating he would be good a enough manager to claim the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League if he was managing the right cluub.
What did Allardyce say?
The Leeds boss spoke with Sky Sports on his return to management and he was asked he would be able to mirror the performances of Guardiola, who is looking to win the treble at Man City this season. Allardyce then confidently replied: “Absolutely. The players make you a really good manager and a good coach. Your job is to be able to communicate with those players and I think it’s – I wouldn’t say easier but – a lot more enjoyable [going for the title rather than fighting relegation]. I’d sleep easy tonight if I had those players.”
Leeds decided to part ways with Javi Gracia after a poor series of results. These results saw the Whites dropping down the table, falling into the relegation zone. Heavy defeats to Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth eventually costed Gracia his job after just being 12 games in charge. Leeds then appointed the 68-year-old Allardyce to try and keep them in the Premier League.