Former Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady has told BT Sport that Sam Allardyce would be a good managerial appointment for Sunderland.
Allardyce is currently in charge of West Ham United, but he is out of contract at the end of the season.
The Black Cats are currently being managed by Dick Advocaat, who is also out of contract in the summer.
“I think they (Sunderland) probably need a manager who is an expect at keeping a team in the Premiership and if Sam Allardyce is leaving West Ham, and it could be a nice fit,” Brady said on the Football Tonight show on BT Sport on Monday.
If Allardyce is not given a new deal by West Ham, then Sunderland do indeed look like a club that could suit the Englishman
The 60-year-old knows what it takes for teams to remain in the Premier League, although his playing style is not exactly great.
Sunderland are a big club, but they are pretty much an also-ran in the Premier League whose main objective is not to go down.
Allardyce is a master at keeping clubs afloat in the top flight of English football, and making him their manager will be a good decision for Sunderland.
Of course, West Ham could still keep hold of the Englishman, who may not be interested in moving to the Stadium of Light - but if Allardyce is available, then Sunderland should at least make a move.