Sunderland are on the look out for a new manager, having seen Dick Advocaat leave his job over the weekend following a 2-2 home draw with West Ham, and a report in the Northern Echo explains how Sam Allardyce could be hired.
The Dutch coach leaves the Stadium of Light, and the Black Cats have already targeted former Newcastle and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce as their ideal replacement, as they look to stay in the top flight for another season.
However, Allardyce is currently out of work, and there are no indications that he is itching to get back into Premier League management, especially with a side who look destined for relegation.
Despite his current lack of excitement at taking the job on Wearside, the report indicates that he could be open to moving to the Stadium of Light, if given assurances in the transfer market.
Despite Advocaat overseeing a wealth of transfer business during the summer, Allardyce is not convinced with the current state of the Sunderland playing squad, and the ex-West Ham boss would want to be able to bring in his own players through some major squad investment.
If guaranteed financial backing in the January transfer window, it is very likely that Allardyce will enter talks with the Sunderland management concerning a move to Wearside.