SAM ALLARDYCE has backed David Moyes to become the next Scotland manager.

The former England boss has been linked with the job to replace Gordon Strachan, who left the role after the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Allardyce has been without a job since leaving Crystal Palace in May, but the 62 year old admitted he is not ready for a return to management.

He said: “My parents and sister were all born in Scotland, I have heritage from there, there’s no doubt about that.”

Asked if the post interested him, he added: “Not at this moment in time because I’m enjoying not being involved at the front end of football. I think David Moyes would probably be my choice for that one.

“It’s very tempting, but no.”

Malky Mackay has been placed in temporary charge of the national side while the SFA search for Strachan’s permanent successor.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes, who resigned from his last role at Sunderland in May, says he is interested in the Scotland job.

He revealed: “There’s been no approach from Scotland, but I work closely with the SFA. Just two weeks ago I was working with their coaches, so they know where I am if they want to speak to me

“I don’t think anyone ever turns down their national team, but it’s got to be at the right time as well.

“My first choice would be to go back to club management, but if Scotland want to talk I’d be happy to speak to them to see what they have to say.”


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