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Sam Allardyce moves one step closer to meeting Donald Trump

The former England manager has reportedly show an interest in the vacant US national team coaching role

What happens when the two most influential men on the planet finally come face to face?

But no, we’re not talking about ‘rocket man’ Kim Jong Un.


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Sam Allardyce has endured a rollercoaster 18 months or so in management which took him from the pinnacle of his career with the England job to leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the season.

Sam Allardyces only time in international management was an ill-fated spell as England boss

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That killer smile

That 100% winning record with England can literally never be beaten.

But now another role has pricked Allardyce’s interest.

According to ESPN sources, Big Sam is keen to discuss the possibility a return to international management.

With the United States.

Christian Pulisic and co. will not be going to Russia

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Christian Pulisic and co. will not be going to Russia

The US national team, aka the USMNT, suffered their most humiliating qualifying campaign to date after crashing out of the World Cup picture before the party has even started.

Somehow they managed to finish fifth in a CONCACAF group that contained the likes of Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago.

This doesn’t make for pretty reading

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This doesn’t make for pretty reading

Unsurprisingly, head coach Bruca Arena was given his marching orders and Allardyce is seriously considering becoming his successor.

The former Bolton, Newcastle, Blackburn, West Ham and Sunderland manager isn’t interested in the Scotland job.

But Allardyce has reportedly told friends the US role intrigues him as ‘a challenge that would enable him to impose a long-term strategy and secure a legacy in a nation.’

Donald Trump has been blamed for making it even more difficult for USA to qualify for the World Cup

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‘Get me Big Sam on the line’

If indeed the move does materialise, we can only imagine a phone call from President Trump arranging a soiree won’t be too far away.

And then Allardyce is well on his way to world domination.