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Allardyce: I always felt comfortable during Newcastle takeover

Sam Allardyce has declared that he was always confident of staying in his job following the change of ownership at Newcastle.

Allardyce was appointed manager at St James' Park under Freddy Shepherd's regime, but within two weeks billionaire businessman Mike Ashley had launched a takeover bid for the club.

There was some speculation that Ashley wanted to replace Allardyce as manager, but Allardyce insists he has formed a good relationship with the new owner.

"I wasn't over concerned about the takeover. Obviously you wonder whether you can get on with them or not, but I didn't have to stand my ground," Allardyce told the Sunday Mirror .

"At this stage I'm getting on fine with Mike Ashley and (chairman) Chris Mort and the more we talk, hopefully the better the relationship will become.

"When you have been in the game as long I have, you learn to adjust and adapt.

"I haven't anything to worry about have I? I'm an established Premier League manager.

"It sounds big-headed, but I know I'm good at what I do."

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