Sam Allardyce lasted just 67 days in his role as England manager, but ironically boasts the record as the only Three Lions boss to win every game in charge.
However, that accolade will not be one the 61-year-old will cherish fondly; having been dismissed by the FA on the grounds that he offered undercover journalists a way around the governing body’s transfer rules.
But despite the disgraced boss losing the biggest job in English football, the former West Ham boss could be offered a way back into management, in Major League Soccer.
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Allardyce played for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the first half of his career, and a former colleague of the former England boss has admitted they believe he will find it hard to turn down a move across the Atlantic, having enjoyed a “life-changing” experience during his playing career in America.
As reported by The Mirror, Allardyce’s former colleague said: “If someone gave him an opportunity in the States he’d struggle to turn it down.
“And the way he feels right now I don’t think he’d be too bothered about turning his back on England.”
Despite losing his £3 million-a-year job, a big role in the US could present itself and Allardyce is keen to be reemployed with the prospect of making a name for himself in a league that is continuing to grow in stature.
Big Sam US bound
“Sam has spoken a lot about his time in Tampa. He loved it and it really opened his eyes.” Allardyce’s former colleague added.
“It’s still early days yet, but he hasn’t ruled out a return to football and he would love to give it a crack over there in the US.”
Allardyce could yet be banned from footballing activity in England, with the FA yet to decide on what action they will take, with the police currently probing The Telegraph’s undercover investigation.
Potential FA ban
However, should the FA – who are set to pay Allardyce a £1 million severance package - impose a sanction, it would not stop the one-time England boss from managing in MLS, providing that FIFA didn’t impose a ban of their own.
Although America “appeals” to Allardyce, as he mentioned in his autobiography ‘Big Sam’, it is still a major blow to the Englishman’s managerial career, who had secured his dream job in just July this year.
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