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Sam Allardyce open to managing Chelsea amidst managerial uncertainty

Sam Allardyce, the seasoned football manager with stints at Leeds United, West Ham, and West Brom under his belt, has boldly declared his readiness to seize the reins at Chelsea Football Club.

In an interview with TalkSPORT, Allardyce expressed his willingness to return to England immediately if offered the coveted position at Stamford Bridge.

Jeff Stelling asked: “So, would you fancy that, a little spell at the Bridge?”

Allardyce replied: “Oh, yes, I’ll fly back from Dubai tomorrow for that.”

Stelling said: “The problem is Sam, what would you have to do when you got to Stamford Bridge, what needs doing?”

To which Allardyce stated: “Sort the defence out! I mean it’s the worst defending I’ve seen in the Premier League for a long, long time, all season.

“Now, people see that as a negative. I mean there was a big thing on Monday Night Football about Manchester United about how many shots they concede and then you look at the top teams like Liverpool and of course Manchester City and Arsenal and of course, they’re the best defensive records.

“It’s a simple mathematical equation, you win the league if you have the best defence not the best attack.

“The best attack gives you the opportunity to get the points at the end but the defensive side of it wins you the league in the end. The defending has been ignored for many years now and I’ve never seen such bad defending.”

With Mauricio Pochettino feeling the heat following Chelsea’s recent defeat in the EFL Cup final, speculation about potential replacements has been rife. The pressure cooker atmosphere surrounding Pochettino’s tenure has led to discussions about contingency plans within the club.

Amidst this backdrop, Allardyce, albeit perhaps in jest, threw his name into the hat for the managerial role. Despite the tongue-in-cheek nature of his statement, the seasoned tactician’s assertion has stirred the footballing community.

The timing of Allardyce’s declaration coincides with Chelsea’s upcoming fixture against his former club, Leeds United, adding an intriguing subplot to the unfolding drama.

As Chelsea navigates through a turbulent period, Allardyce’s bold proclamation adds an unexpected twist to the managerial saga at Stamford Bridge.

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