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Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce fits Newcastle better than he does

Sam Allardyce believes Steve Bruce is a much better match at Newcastle than he’d have been, but insisted that he was”chuffed” from the club’s interest in him.
Allardyce shown back in June he was originally to replace Rafael Benitez at St James’ Park but says he rejected the opportunity to go back to the role, he held between 2007 and 2008.
Steve Bruce was named as Newcastle manager and Allardyce thinks the Magpies went to find the perfect man.
“Newcastle was not for me personally,” Allardyce told Sky Sports. “I was very chuffed that Mike [Ashley] believed me again but I felt that Brucey was a much better fit than me and great luck to him.
“It is his dream move to handle his home city club and I wish him well. It was the one thing which came up with this summer”
Allardyce has been out of work since leaving Everton in the conclusion of last season and, enjoying his work as a pundit and while he is in no hurry, the England manager is open for offers.
“You never know [if he’ll return ],” Allardyce added. “It didn’t happen last year which was my first year out of professional football for the first time as I was 15.
“It was somewhat strange just watching all of the games but I found it to be quite interesting in watching how exactly I really feel about the game and how I would feel about what I would do when I got straight back in – you have plenty of time to get prepared if you do need to get back in the game.”

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