Former Wanderers boss Sam Allardyce says he is open to returning to management if the right offer comes along.

Allardyce has been out of the game since leaving West Brom last summer after failing to keep the Baggies in the Premier League.

The 67-year-old has also managed Everton, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Newcastle among others during a lengthy career.

But his time with the Whites still ranks highly on the list, having overseen the most successful period in the club’s recent history and brought the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo and Youri Djorkaeff to English football.

He also had success at Bolton as a player, of course, forming a memorable partnership alongside Paul Jones at the heart of defence.

Allardyce had an offer from abroad last season but is still waiting for a role that he feels is right for him.

But the former Wanderers chief isn’t ruling anything out more than a year on from his most recent position in the dugout.

When asked about his future on Kammy and Ben’s Proper Football Podcast, he stated: “Never say never.

“I’m never going to say never now, whatever might happen. If it feels right and I fancy it, then I’ll have a go.”

Allardyce returned to the UniBol last year to manage a team of legends for Gethin Jones’ MND appeal.

He was also in attendance for the recent 2-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday and stopped for pictures with supporters in the Fan Zone before the game.

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