BLACKBURN boss Sam Allardyce has said his comments about winning titles every year with Real Madrid or Manchester United were “tongue-in-cheek”.
Allardyce had said he would “win the double or the league every time” at the likes of Real, United, Inter Milan or Chelsea – but today he has said his comments had been in jest, although he could manage a top side if he really wanted to.
He said: “I didn’t think it would create quite as big a stir as it has done.
“It was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Somebody asked me if I had found my level and was comfortable as manager at Blackburn Rovers.
“I’m never comfortable as a manager because I am always looking to improve, and my terms of wanting to improve is about having a burning ambition to always get better than I am.
“Obviously, in the end, that would always be to try and get to the very, very top of the industry that I am working in.
“I believe in my own ability, that is the bottom line. At the moment it is with Blackburn Rovers, which I am very pleased about.”