Sam Allardyce says Man City would 'absolutely' be challenging for the treble if he was in charge
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Sam Allardyce is confident he could challenge for the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League treble if he was the manager of Manchester City.
In the coming weeks, Allardyce will try and keep Leeds – who are only just outside the relegation places on goal difference – in England's top flight as they face a tricky run-in with fixtures.
Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham and Tottenham are to come for the struggling Lilywhites, but the 68-year-old is supremely confident...in his own abilities, at least.
The former Bolton Wanderers manager recently claimed there was "nobody" ahead of him in football terms before adding: "Not Pep, not Klopp, not [Mikel] Arteta,"
And just days after those comments sparked a huge reaction, Allardyce has backed himself again after being asked: "Do you feel if you were in charge of Man City you could also get them challenging for the treble?"
The former England boss replied: "Absolutely. The players make you a really good manager and coach, then your job is to be able to communicate with those players.
"We all have our own pressures but to deal with higher quality players that they have is a dream come true for a coach."
You can watch that interaction below.
🗣️ "Do you feel if you were in charge of Man City you could also get them challenging for the treble?"— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 5, 2023
Allardyce 🗣️ "Absolutely." ✅
Sam Allardyce is not short on confidence 👀 pic.twitter.com/3f19cF7GTN
Shortly after 'Big Sam' made the above comments about "nobody" being ahead of him in football terms, Pep Guardiola agreed with the statement in his press conference this week.
"He is right," the City manager said. "I want to be honest, look what happened with Neil Warnock in Huddersfield. These incredible managers.
"They are really good, they help us to be who we are. Look at Roy Hodgson with Crystal Palace, what they have done. They are really good, have incredible experience, they know the game perfectly.
"It will be tough [vs Leeds]. He has the charisma, will put on the pressure to the players and knows exactly what to do in these relegation battles. It looks like these type of old managers, now people with 35, 40, 45, 'we invent football'.
"No, football is already created. These guys belong to the league, help us to do it. Neil Warnock, Huddersfield was last place and now already out of the dangerous positions.
"What Harry Redknapp has done in this country. There are many English managers who have done really well, you don’t have to be young to be a good manager. As much experience you have, you are good."
🗣️ "Sam Allardyce is 𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧." ✅— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 4, 2023
Pep Guardiola agrees that Big Sam is up there with himself, Jurgen Klopp, and Mikel Arteta pic.twitter.com/3nzKmlmVjH
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