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In your Theatre of Dreams, Big Sam wants to be the Manchester United manager

The West Ham boss has revealed he’d love to sit in the home dugout at Old Trafford.

Look how happy he'd be.
Look how happy he'd be.

SAM ALLARDYCE HAS admitted that he holds a career-long ambition to manage Manchester United.

West Ham boss Allardyce, who is expected to leave Upton Park at the end of this season, has enjoyed a lengthy managerial career, taking charge of the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers before pitching up in east London in 2011.

But the 60-year-old said being the boss at Old Trafford represents his “dream”.

In an interview with BT Sport, Allardyce revealed: “If I didn’t say West Ham were the dream club to manage then I’d be in trouble with West Ham fans, but there has always been one dream club to manage for me – and that would be Man United.

“Playing at Old Trafford myself and then going back there as a manager – I think probably in this country, they are the one.”

Allardyce went on to explain that his “biggest disappointment” remains losing out to Steve McClaren in the race to replace Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager in 2006.

“I had done two interviews for the job and [then Football Association chairman] Brian Barwick called me to say it was between me and Steve. He said ’we will let you know’,” Allardyce added.

“I never got a phone call.”

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