Report: Premier League boss keen on Sunderland job, linked to Nigeria

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

Sam Allardyce is reportedly keen on taking the Sunderland job in the summer.

A report in the Daily Mail ran earlier this week highlighting Allardyce's reported interest in Sunderland, following Dick Advocaat’s temporary appointment at the Stadium of Light.

The Dutch boss is only expected to remain on Wearside until the end of the season, and the Black Cats are said to be keen on hiring current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce as a full-time replacement.

Allardyce may be set to leave the Boleyn Ground in the summer, with his role in East London under threat and his contract expiring. The Mail report claims that the 60-year-old is interested in the move to the North East, and that could give the Black Cats the advantage over other interested clues - with QPR named in a Standard report as targeting Allardyce.

However, a report published by The Sun today has indicated that the Nigerian Football Federation are tracking Allardyce as their potential national manager, having sacked Stephen Keshi in October 2014. Daniel Amokachi is currently in temporary charge, but the Super Eagles are keen to appoint a full-time head coach in the coming months.

There are no indications that Allardyce would want to take an international role, but he may be tempted to challenge himself after a number of years in the Premier League.

This interest from the Super Eagles adds an extra challenge for the Black Cats to overcome if they intend to appoint the 60-year-old, and they should really move in the next few weeks if they have real aspirations of appointing the top flight veteran.

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