“I turned down Fifa top job for Sunderland,” claims Allardyce

Declines opportunity to run world football for 90 days, gambles on getting 100 in Stadium of Light hot seat.

New Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says he turned down Fifa
“You gonna eat that pen?” (Image: Egghead06)

Newly installed Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has claimed that he sensationally SNUBBED world football governing body Fifa in favour of taking the Stadium of Light hot seat.

The former Bolton, Blackburn, Newcastle and West Ham boss told Football Burp he was offered a trial job as caretaker manager of Fifa during Sepp Blatter’s 90-day sin-binning.

However, Allardyce remained adamant that he could hold out for at least 100 days’ worth of employment at Sunderland.

He said: “If I’m still their manager at the start of next season then I could get at least double that.

“I think they’ve already lined up the next two or three managers after me, so yes of course there’s pressure.

“But it’s nothing I haven’t experienced before at one of my array of stultifying mid-table sides over the years.

“Getting to run world football for 90 days was mighty tempting, but I’d probably best not get mixed up in all that given the nature of past accusations against me.

“So lumping it up to Steven Fletcher it is.”