Stoke chief’s bets firm cools Sam/Sunderland link

coates-382095Sam Allardyce’s much speculated chance of taking over Sunderland have been sharply addressed by the odds on offer from a major betting firm owned by Stoke city chairman Peter Coates.

ClaretandHugh reported earlier today that despite widespread rumours, Allardyce would not succeed sacked Gus Poyet although whilst saying he will be on his way from Upton Park in the summer.

Dick Advocaat was being offered at even money to become the Black Cats boss this morning but tonight Coates’ firm Bet 365 had shortened those odds dramatically to an incredible 10/1 ON!

Coares has ben involved in the game for years and has many contacts whilst Sky Bet – who have their own network of spies at clubs via the news service – are offering Advocaat at 1/6 suggesting this is very much a done deal.

Allardyce has been pushed out from 6/1 to 7/1 against by both firms with others having him as big  as 9/1 against.


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