Allardyce appointed as Sunderland manager

SamASam Allardyce has been announced as the new manager of Sunderland after after agreeing a two-year-deal with the Premier League club.

Sam Allardyce told their Official web site “I have enjoyed my break from football and now I’m raring to get back. I met with Ellis and we spoke at length about the club and his ambitions and I knew I wanted to be part of that. I hope to be able to help to bring the stability and success that everyone wants.Of course it’s a challenging job, but it’s something I have experience of in the past.  I’m looking forward to working with the players and of course I will be relying on the help of the Sunderland supporters, whose tremendous passion I have experienced first-hand.  I can’t wait to get started.” 

Chairman Ellis Short added:“Sunderland is a club he knows well and he was the obvious best choice for the job. He has vast experience of managing in the Premier League and an understanding first-hand of the north east and the passion of our fans, which will stand him in great stead.

The process was made easier by the fact that Sam was such an obvious choice.The other misconception is that Sam had to be persuaded to join us; nothing could be further from the truth. From the very beginning, he understood the importance of this job and showed great enthusiasm for the role and a desire to be part of moving this club forward.”

He played 25 games for Sunderland between 1980-1981, that means  he will be back at the Boleyn Ground next year on Saturday 27th February when West Ham take on the Mackems again.

Over his management career with Preston North End, Blackpool, Notts County, Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham, Allardyce has a 39.3 per cent win record – with 362 victories, 245 draws and 314 losses from his 921 games.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

20 comments on “Allardyce appointed as Sunderland manager

  1. Well with Sams’ record of 39.3% win record that means poor old Sunderland could possibly win 11 – 12 games but then Sam will probably sign NOLAN which will turn those 11 – 12 wins into 6 wins 5 draws.
    Sunderland still look like being relegated on those stats
    Feel sorry for the Sunderland fans having to put up with the dross we had to endure during the end of the 2014 / 15 season where we won only 3 games.

    Good luck Sunderland, you are going to need it.

  2. Feel sorry for those poor sods knowing what they are going to have to endure for the next couple of seasons.Take your sleeping bags & a good book to read during matches & you will be fine Mackems.

  3. Oh well,guess it was inevitable he would be back at some point.Atleast when i listen to his ‘respect the point’ bollox now it wont be as our manager.

  4. Only have to worry about two other teams being below us now!!Lol

  5. Sam will keep Sunderland in the Prem. It won’t be pretty…..but I’d put money on them staying up. It doesn’t look good for Aston Villa, Newcastle, West Brom, Bournemouth and Stoke now, IMHO.

  6. Should have guessed they would be having an Allardyce love in on Wetpantss Till Im Dry apart from a couple of lads.Load of crap.

  7. I dont care what he does up there.Fortunately he isnt our problem anymore.Alll this we should thank him,he left a platform & foundation.If 3 wins in 20+ games is leaving a team in a good shape then i can do without that type of foundation ffs or the classic line ‘Even Slaven said he left us in a good position’.What do people expect Bilic to say apart from be polite about the previous manager.Bunch of muppets 😉

  8. Funny,what did he say a few weeks ago,he didn’t want to be only known as a manager who goes to clubs to fight fires & he would take his time to pick his next destination because he could afford to do that now & would be looking for a challenge where he can win trophies,haha.Ok,Sunderland sounds a good option then.Great chance of winning sliverware & no fires to put out 😀

  9. He obviously needs his ego boosted again by being hailed the all conquering hero & Messiah if he keeps them up.Nothing against Sunderland but i would love it if the turd went down the pan.

  10. Ha ha he will be some kind of miracle worker if he manages to keep them up. dick advocaat said it, the players they’ve got just aren’t good enough. He would have done better to wait until they were relegated and then go in with new summer signings in the championship and try and drag them back up to the premier league. Going in now tells me he’s just taking one last pay day, a bit like dick advocaat was doing.

  11. First time poster,and thought I should do it on this site.S.A.F.C (Sam.allerdyce.fat.c you know the rest!),takes over at S.A.F.C.Arrogant *******.

  12. He laid the foundation for Slaven to continue getting West Ham playing like a big club. Might not have been to everyone’s tastes but at least he is taking on a club that truly looks like the players don’t want to be there. Compared to Klopp this is truly a bold move by Allardyce.

    At the end of the season if manages to keep them up and Liverpool don’t make the top 6 then I know who’ll be ther better manager.

    • Klopp rebuilt Dortmund using youth and lower budget players in a league some might say is more competitive than the premier league and took them to a champions league final. Allerdyce had the best squad in the championship and claims his best day in his career was winning the playoff final.should have won the title outright. The blokes mediocrea at best and was never the right man for West Ham
      To say that we’re ungrateful for wanting to achieve higher than 12th says all you need to know.the only thing in his personal trophy cabinet is cobwebs,because there sure as hell are’nt any trophies.

  13. Ha ha. Budget players like hummels reus lewandowski gotze that have become some of the biggest names in world football

  14. Agree on that?? I too don’t understand these unfounded praises on this thingy called hippo alldyce.

  15. Go to it idiot.

  16. And guess who worked under Klopp at Dortmund as his coach and scout. Erin jerzic. Slavens first team coach. Small world. Klopp gives you heavy metal full throttle football. Allardyce gave us 70s man full metal jacket hard classic rock. bilic gives us lethal weapon progressive rock slightly alternative indie rock with a cult folk edge.

  17. Poor,Poor Sunderland,
    Lucky,Lucky Nolan ,Alfitano and Cole,
    But who cares,
    Good luck to Klopp he will need 7 new players to get one good starting 11,
    But who cares

  18. Nolan amalfitano and Cole weren’t even getting games for allardyce at West Ham in the end nubs but I suppose they will be good enough for Sunderland

  19. Ah Mackems… welcome to the BFS, Nolan and the Hoofball Show.

    Guaranteed prem though I guess!?

    Ha’way the (ball in air… knock down for nolan… throw in) lads!

    I notice BFS has finally signed up to Twitter to plug his Autobiography! Wonder why he left it until now? lol

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