Sunderland name Allardyce as new manager

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Sunderland’s US defender DeAndre Yedlin (R) now has a new coach in Allardyce¬†

Sunderland have confirmed veteran Coach, Sam Allardyce as their new manager.

The Black Cats are positive that the 60-year-old English Coach has what it takes to steer them out of the trouble waters they have been all season.

Sunderland Chairman, Ellis Short told the club’s official website that picking Allardyce was an easy choice after Dick Advocaat resigned from his post after failing to guide the Club to a win in eight games of the Premier League season

“I am very pleased to welcome Sam to our football club. 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 club supremo began

He continued: “I would like to assure our fans that once Dick made us aware of his intention to leave, Lee Congerton oversaw an organised and structured recruitment process, that bore very little resemblance to what has been described in the media. For example, this was a very popular job, proactively sought after by a large number of managers, contrary to much of what has been portrayed. 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.”

It is understood that Allardyce who represented Sunderland for a season as a player, but in management has worked at Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham signed a two-year contract with his latest employers.