Sam Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Everton at the end of 2017-18 season after being in charge for just six months. ‘Big Sam’ has been linked a number of times with seversl clubs throughout the season but has remained unemployed.
Allardyce was reportedly been shortlisted for the position of Indian Men’s Football Team new coach after Stephen Constantine decided to depart after a four year spell with the Blue Tigers. But the latter was replaced by Croatian football manager and former footballer, Igor Štimac.
Another Englishman- FC Pune City Manager, Phil Brown brought into light the fact why Allardyce failed to get the job at the Indian team.
“Big Sam was very interested in the India National Team job.”
“He wants international football again.”
Brown added, “But he wanted to live in Dubai and they wanted him living in India.” at ‘The Sports Breakfast’ show on TalkSport.
Štimac slid ahead of Big Sam when he was ready to embrace the Indian culture and adopt to the environment there. Both had the same job of modifying the blueprints of the team, but the Croatian succeeded due to his experience in Asian football and a required knowledge and willingness to embrace the culture in India according to Brown.