SAM ALLARDYCE has opened the door to a surprise Premier League return.
That’s by telling a team in a relegation battle to “call me”.
Big Sam, 68, is a top-flight legend after guiding multiple teams to safety.
The former England boss has taken charge at Newcastle, West Ham and Everton.
But Allardyce has not been in the dugout for 18 months after being sacked by West Brom in June 2021.
Despite this, the veteran has been linked with numerous job offers this season.
And there are currently two Premier League sides without a manager after some shady results.
Leeds parted ways with Jesse Marsch after moving to within a point of the drop zone.
And bottom of the table Southampton are also leaderless after sacking Nathan Jones this morning.
Both clubs could be interested in a dogged relegation fighter like Allardyce.
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But Big Sam admits it’s Leeds he likes.
He believes they have all the qualities needed to stay on top.
And Allardyce is more than willing to sign up should they come knocking.
That’s despite reports tipping ex-Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder for the hot seat.
Allardyce told the No Tippy Tappy Football podcast he would “see no problem” saving Leeds.
He added: “I would have thought by now if they’re interested in me they know where I am so give me a call.
“If someone called me I wouldn’t refuse to chat about it, certainly not at Leeds United.
“But there was no call, so before anyone starts any speculation, nobody on Elland Road called me about the upcoming job.
“I’ve seen them against Man United and from my point of view with my experience I wouldn’t see a problem sorting them out.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7374708/sam-allardyce-leeds-job-relegation-battle/ ‘You know where I am… call me’ – Sam Allardyce opens door to shock Premier League return with relegation fighters