Ex-NUFC boss Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running to take the Huddersfield job – practically admitting that they look helpless, no matter what ‘magic’ he thinks he could’ve worked at the club.
So, it’s not magic then is it Sam? It seems you only take over teams you know have all the tools to stay up – with him either getting money to spend or inheriting very decent squads during his spells with West Ham, Sunderland and Palace.
Here’s what he’s had to say to Sky Sports today after rumours he could be in the running to replace David Wagner; who left the club last night by ‘mutual consent’:
“The difficulty for me, with Huddersfield particularly, is that no matter what magic I may be able to derive, they have not got enough goals to get them out of trouble.
Don’t get me wrong, I can see why managers would see Huddersfield as a battle they can’t win – with them severely lacking quality, 8 points away from safety and facing City, Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal in their next 4 games – but I get the feeling Sam just doesn’t want relegation on his CV.
It would’ve been a real test to see if Big Sam really is the ultimate survival specialist, but it seems even his ‘magic’ wouldn’t be enough to help Huddersfield.