Allardyce plays down comments
Allardyce last week said he was “not suited” to Rovers or his
former club Bolton and would “win the double or the league every
time” at the likes of Real, United, Inter Milan or Chelsea.
Allardyce was not being totally serious, though, and is amazed at
how his comments have been blown out of proportion. “I didn’t think
it would create quite as big a stir as it has done,” said the
55-year-old. “It was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Somebody asked me
if I had found my level and was comfortable as manager at Blackburn
Rovers. “I’m never comfortable as a manager because I am always
looking to improve, and my terms of wanting to improve is about
having a burning ambition to always get better than I am.
“Obviously, in the end, that would always be to try and get to the
very, very top of the industry that I am working in.” He added: “I
believe in my own ability, that is the bottom line. At the moment
it is with Blackburn Rovers, which I am very pleased about.”