Veteran manager agree to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea

Veteran manager agree to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea

A former Premier League manager has now claimed that he would accept the Chelsea job if it was offered to him right now.

Former Leeds United, West Ham and West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has told TalkSPORT (27/2 8:09am) that he would fly back to England tomorrow if he was handed the chance to take over at Stamford Bridge.

Pressure is back at boiling point as far as Mauricio Pochettino’s job is concerned off the back of defeat in the EFL Cup final.

It has already been reported that the Blues are considering their options for if they have to replace the Argentine anytime soon.

Perhaps jokingly, Allardyce has thrown his hat into the ring for a potential stint in West London.

Allardyce says he’d accept the Chelsea job

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.”

The Blues do not have long to put things right before they are back in action again, with them taking on one of Allardyce’s former sides in Leeds at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night.

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