Allardyce at Sunderland for talks as former West Ham boss closes in on post

first_img Sam Allardyce 1 Sam Allardyce is expected to hold talks with Sunderland on Friday about their managerial vacancy.The former West Ham boss, who left Upton Park at the end of last season, is understood to be Black Cats owner Ellis Short’s first choice to succeed Dick Advocaat.Allardyce is believed to have reservations about taking charge of the Premier League strugglers, who have yet to win in the Premier League this season.But he has agreed to have discussions with chairman Short and sporting director Lee Congerton on Friday – and they are hopeful of convincing him to take the post.The 60-year is a former Sunderland player and his track record of establishing Premier League clubs makes him the ideal candidate in Short’s eyes.Advocaat described the current squad as ‘simply not good enough’ after quitting last week.But Sunderland are convinced Allardyce can transform the mood around the Stadium of Light and lift the club out of danger.last_img

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