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I don't want the Scots job, says Sam as he backs Moyes for post

By Ben Burrows

Sam Allardyce has admitted he is tempted by the Scotland manager's job but has ruled himself out from succeeding Gordon Strachan at this time.

Former England boss Allardyce was installed as one of the favourites for the position after it was vacated by Strachan on Thursday.

Allardyce left Crystal Palace in the summer after helping them to beat the drop and has been linked with a number of positions since, but despite Scottish ancestry he says he will not be heading north of the border.

"My parents and sister were all born in Scotland, I have heritage from there, there's no doubt about that," he told BBC 5 Live.

Asked if the job interested him, he added: "Not at this moment in time because I'm enjoying not being involved at the front end of football at the moment.

"I think David Moyes would probably be my choice for that one. It's very tempting, but no."

Malky Mackay has been placed in interim charge while the Scottish Football Association plots its next move. Strachan left the job after failure to qualify for the World Cup.

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