May 25, 2015 08:22:28 UK
Sam Allardyce will take several months away from the game after his four-year spell as manager of West Ham United manager came to an end.
The Hammers announced the 60-year-old’s departure following Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United.
Former Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle boss Allardyce said: “I thought it was time to leave, I thought it was the right time to leave. For me, four years is a long enough spell.
“You don’t want to overstay your welcome and, like I said, you have to commit your whole life to being a Premier League manager.”
You can never say never, but I can’t see myself in charge of another football club for the start of next season.
Arsenal are 5.50 to be the 2015/16 Premier League champions and 1.50 to win the FA Cup outright on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Allardyce said of his future plans: “It’s not just a job I’m after, it has to be the right job if it comes along. I certainly won’t be doing that in the next few weeks.
“You can never say never, but I can’t see myself in charge of another football club for the start of next season.”
West Ham finished 12th in the final table following the defeat on Tyneside.
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