Former England boss Allardyce rules himself out of Scotland running

The former Three Lions manager does not have any interest in succeeding Gordon Strachan after their failure to qualify for the World Cup

Former England manager Sam Allardyce has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Scotland job.

Gordon Strachan left the position earlier this week, after the country failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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Scotland finished third in Group F in qualifying, behind Slovakia and England, and Strachan subsequently resigned, with controversial former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay set to take caretaker charge in his absence.

Allardyce took charge of just one match as England manager, a 1-0 win over Slovakia, but he was sacked after a sting by a Sunday newspaper, and he has now confirmed that he won't be taking another job at international level in the near future.

"It's very tempting but not at this moment in time," Allardyce told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"My parents are from Scotland and my sister and brother were both born in Scotland so my heritage is from there.

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"At this stage I'm enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment. David Moyes would probably be my choice for the Scotland job."

Allardyce is also unsure if he will ever return to management, having previously been linked with a return to Crystal Palace.

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"I don't know. You've always got to have someone else to want you to get a job," he added.

"At this moment in time I would be very picky and choosy about any potential managerial jobs if I was to go back in, so that makes it very difficult.

"You never know what might come up, but if it is something where I could bring a lot of success then I could be interested."

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