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Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT he would only consider a return to football management for the right international role, insisting his time saving clubs from relegation is over.

Allardyce left Crystal Palace at the end of the season after just five months in charge, having successfully saved the Eagles from Premier League relegation.

The 62-year-old was one of the go-to men in England for in-trouble clubs throughout his career, having kept the likes of Bolton, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland in the top flight, as well as the Eagles last season.

And, after leaving his role at Selhurst Park to finally enjoy a life outside of football, ‘Big Sam’ told talkSPORT he has no desire to return at club level.

“You think I’m going to come back? I’m not sure about that,” said the former England boss, who was a special guest on Wednesday’s Jim White show.

“If another club say, ‘can you come and save us’, I don’t think that’s for me now.

“It’s something I did at Blackburn, something I did at Sunderland and Crystal Palace and to a certain degree at West Ham.

“I’ve been there and I’ve done it.

“If I had to consider anything now it would be an international position, but even that would have to be right for me and where I felt I would have a chance.

“Perhaps maybe I could persuade Lynne [Sam’s wife] to allow me to do that because obviously it’s less demanding than the Premier League. The tension and the pressure is huge when you’re on international duty, as it’s all focussed no you, but after that months go by before you meet up again.

“So that would maybe suit me if I’m enticed back into the game.

“I’ve had one or two offers, and the challenge has been to save the club from relegation, but not internationally.

“It’s far too early for me to consider a position at the moment. I’m going to spend some time traveling the world. You can’t do those things when you’re a football manager

“The problem for me will be to get through this season because of the itches that will certainly come around when the season starts.

“I definitely going to miss it, there’s no doubt about that.”

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