Allardyce enters the Sunderland reckoning

AllardycebruceSam Allardyce is among the runners to take over as the next Sunderland boss.

Ironically the West Ham manager (pictured right with a former Stadium of Light boss, Steve Bruce) is now at shorter odds to be the next Premier League managerial departure than Black Cats boss Gus Poyet.

The Upton Park manager’s odds have shrunk from around 25/1 to  2/1 in some places to be the next PL boss out with Poyet at 11/4.

And with a growing tide of terrace support for Allardyce at the Stadium of Light, the 60 year old could be the next arrival despite Michael Laudrup heading the market at 4/1 as clear favourite.

St Etienne’s Christophe Galtier is at 8/1a followed by the likes of Harry Redknapp, Steve Clarke, Allardyce and Billy Davies at around 12/1 – 14/1.

Allardyce is of course a former Black Cats player and may well fancy the chance of proving a point to Newcastle who sacked him after a brief spell in charge should he get the chance.

David Moyes currently heads the list of contenders to take over at Upton Park (4/1) with Harry Redknapp (9/2), Slaven Bilic (8/1), Marcelo Biesela (12/1) and Glenn Hoddle (12/1) next in the market.



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8 comments on “Allardyce enters the Sunderland reckoning

  1. Slaven Boloc?,lol,nice one Hugh,that typo just made me laugh so much 😉

  2. Glen Hoddle? No thanks… Where De Boer and Rijkaard have gone? Please I want a young international and ambitious manager. Please!

  3. Only 1 on that list for me Slaven Boloc,would not wish Hoddle on anyone other than Spurs,
    Don’t want Harry back ever,
    How about a swap BFS for Poyet ?
    How about a 2 man team Teddy and Poyet worked with Poyet before best of both worlds ?

  4. Where can i send the taxi fare for sam??

  5. Saw an interview with Slaven pre liverpool game.They asked if anyone from West Ham had contacted him.He just said he didnt want to discuss it.But never once said ‘No,West Ham have not contacted me’.

  6. Please let that be true, Sam to go back north to Sunderland and take Nolan & Carroll with him.
    We can then get on with getting into Europe playing our best 11 every week and going to the OS with a great team, emphasis on TEAM, as at the moment it is Sams’ mates plus whoever.
    We had a winning team but when Nolan & Carroll got fit , in they came and stalled our season to such an extent that the fans have turned against Sam because of this.
    Why change a winning team until you have to ?
    Sam has to go and Sunderland looks a good place for him. COYI

  7. wish he would go now

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