According to The Mirror, Sunderland director of football Lee Congerton is set to leave the club, with Martyn Glover lined up for a role at the Stadium of Light.
Allardyce, 60, returns to Wearside having featured for the club during his playing days, and is now charged with the task of stabilising a club which has been fighting relegation for years.
A restructure of the club could be on the horizon too, with director of football Lee Congerton poised to leave the club, according to The Mirror.
They suggest that Congerton's departure will pave the way for Martyn Glover to reunite with Allardyce, having worked together at West Ham.
Glover is currently serving as head of recruitment at Leeds United, but Sunderland seemingly believe that a reunion with Allardyce can tempt him into leaving Elland Road.
That would be a blow for the Whites after a strong summer transfer window, which saw them land the likes of Tom Adeyemi, Stuart Dallas, Jordan Botaka and Chris Wood, giving Uwe Rosler a balanced squad - even if results haven't been fantastic so far.