Alan Brazil discusses Sam Allardyce’s exit from West Ham, comments on his future

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Sam Allardyce left West Ham in the summer, and has been linked with the Sunderland job.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Alan Brazil has suggested that Sam Allardyce could wait for a new management job in London, having been disappointed with West Ham’s decision to no renew his contract at the end of last season.

Brazil said: “I do know that he’s very comfortable down here [in London], he’s enjoying his time here. He was bitterly disappointed with West Ham. He loves the buzz around London, and he may just sit out [of management] until something happens down here.”

Allardyce is still out of work, having left West Ham at the end of last season, as the East London side replaced him with Slaven Bilic.

However, the 60-year-old coach still lives in the capital, and it appears as if he has no plans of heading back into club management right now.

Sunderland have targeted Allardyce as the prime candidate to fill their vacant managerial position, but the Mirror claimed yesterday that talks are stalling because of his demands.

Brazil believes that Allardyce has no plans to return to Wearside right now, as he is enjoying life in London, and that he could be tempted to stay down South before a job opening occurs that is more attractive to him.

Allardyce has a good enough reputation to walk into many jobs, with any kind of struggling Premier League side bound to look at him, whilst an ambitious Championship side could draw him with the allure of winning promotion to the top flight.

There are currently no openings around that fulfil those criteria, but it certainly appears as if Allardyce is in no rush to take the next step in his long career.

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