Former England boss Allardyce, who previously managed Newcastle from 2007 until 2008, has claimed he was under consideration to replace Benitez but has rejected the chance to return to St James' Park. I politely said "no".
Writing on his blog for the first time since joining Dalian, Benitez highlighted the warm welcome he had received at the club, in contrast with the hard relationship he endured with Newcastle owner Ashley and his management team.
"I never got to talk to Mike", added Allardyce, whose last managerial post in the Premier League was at Everton. I appreciate the offer, but I was surprised, I've not worked for a full season. I had to chat to my agent and, as much as I respect Newcastle, Newcastle fans and Mike [Ashley, Newcastle owner], it wasn't for me.
"It wasn't something I thought about for too long".
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Nadal began in the same vein here, leaping into the air when he broke the Querrey serve in the third game. But Centre Court is very much Federer's territory and the 37-year-old is looking as unsafe as ever.
Steve Bruce is expected to become the new Newcastle United boss, barring major issues with compensation, but it is debatable whether he will depart with the squad for their trip to China this weekend, according to the Chronicle. It was better that I made a quick decision for everybody because they're in pre-season now. "[It was] not for me".
And the former defender was unhappy with the amount of time he was given at Goodison Park.
Chinese media have reported Benitez has signed a 21-month contract worth about US$21 million (S$28.4 million) and he has already started to justify his massive wage packet, after securing a 3-1 win over Henan Jianye in his first game in charge to remain 10th in the standings. People believe it. You believe the false lies, the false implications.