Sam Allardyce has allegedly revealed which English Football League club he wants to return to management with according to reports and that he has ‘one more top project in him’.
That club is Sunderland according to The Sun, Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo who also report that American consortium MSD Partners’s takeover of the Tyne and Wear side is imminent and will see cash pumped into the club.
It is something they desperately need to get out of the division, with the results so far being inconsistent, despite the Black Cats being two points from the top of the League One table.
He is said to be open to taking up the role with the club he managed back in 2015-16 but also played for back in 1980 and 1981. His backroom staff are also said to be ready to join him.
Current manager Jack Ross is hoping to give them that all important promotion and he is guaranteed to stay with them for an extra year if he succeeds.
The proposed owners are wanting Sunderland back in the Premier League so it sounds as though they could bring him in if they get into the Championship by 2020 or 2021.
Mad to plan a managerial change so far ahead and it wouldn’t be surprising if Allardyce was to get plenty more offers from clubs until that time.
After reading the story, fans took to give their reaction with some wanting him instead of Jack Ross, others decided to criticise The Sun – see those tweets on the next page.