Ferguson sympathises with Allardyce's Geordie experience.
After that dream died the experienced boss was tasked with transforming struggling clubs again.
Ferguson said: "Sam will be more disappointed with the Newcastle situation. He was unlucky a new owner came in wanting a certain type of manager and he did not get a chance to be at a really big club. Now he has to focus on West Ham and move on. I'm pleased he's up and I just need to make sure the wine is good!"