Sam Allardyce responds to Sunderland speculation

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce is without a managerial job at the moment having left West Ham United at the end of last season.

Former Newcastle United and West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 this morning that he is not interested in becoming the new Sunderland manager.

According to a report in The Mirror, the Black Cats are interested in appointing Allardyce their new boss should Dick Advocaat step down from his managerial post at the Stadium of Light.

The 60-year-old is without a managerial job at the moment, having left Premier League outfit West Ham at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.

Allardyce is a well-respected manager and is a master at keeping struggling clubs up in the Premier League.

However, the former Bolton Wanderers boss has made it clear that he is not interested in potentially succeeding Advocaat.

"No, certainly not," Allardyce said on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 this morning when asked if he is going to become the new Sunderland boss.

"I have been chilled out since the summer. Don’t expect me to be thinking about the position in the game again yet."

Sunderland have made a disappointing start to the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium, the Black Cats went down 3-1 to Norwich City at the Stadium of Light.

Last season, Sunderland narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League, and the 2015-16 campaign looks likely to be similar.

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