Report: Premier League manager interested in Sunderland job

Sunderland have parted company with Gus Poyet and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly interested in taking over.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is said to be interested in taking the Sunderland job, according to a report in the Daily Mail

With Gus Poyet leaving Sunderland this afternoon, Allardyce is reportedly being lined up as a target to replace him.

The West Ham boss's contract expires in the summer and, therefore, the Black Cats would not be required to pay much compensation to the Hammers should they want him.

Allardyce represented Sunderland during his playing career and the thought is that he would take the job at the Stadium of Light should it be offered to him.

Allardyce has never won over the fan-base at West Ham and he would be hoping that Sunderland's supporters would be more willing to support his favoured style of playing.

Hammers supporters have complained about the lack of entertainment on offer at the Boleyn Ground in recent times, but Sunderland are desperately in need of results - something which Allardyce has proven himself to be very good at throughout his career.

The Black Cats are only narrowly above the drop-zone and should Allardyce join them before the end of the season his first task will be to ensure that they stay in England's top flight. 

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