The former Three Lions manager lost his “dream job” after just 67 days in charge.
There are reports that he is moving to Spain to vacation after all the stress, but there are already calls in some quarters that he comes back to his former job as Sunderland’s manager. ‘Big Sam’ left his former job after he was appointed. Former England national team Coach Roy Hodgson resigned after the Euro 2016 poor campaign and Allardyce was selected, after series of interviews with others, as the coach. Allardyce signed a two year deal but barely stayed 67 days before the deal was terminated by “mutual consent.”
Sunderland are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table with David Moyes clueless. Could Allardyce be reinstated as the saviour in a troubling season for Sunderland?
The odds are 10/1 – according to Sky Bet – but at least there is glimmer of hope. The terms of termination of the agreement with the 61-year old might mean he would not get the job anytime soon due to ethics breach. However, the former Sunderland manager refused to rule out a return to management any time soon in an interview with News sources.
Allardyce met a troubled Sunderland side last year but he managed them to relative safety before he accepted the England job in July. Ellis Short and chief executive of Sunderland Martin Bain remain steadfastly behind Moyes but with more losses, would their faith in him stand the test of time? Swansea could sack their current manager this week. If Francesco Guidolin leaves, Allardyce has a window to enter since he is experienced, and can save weaker teams. Slaven Bilic is also struggling at West Ham but there is low risk that he would lose his job, especially due to the injury crisis the club is in.