Sam Allardyce says training centre is better at Sunderland than West Ham

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

Sam Allardyce is impressed with Sunderland's facilities.

New Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is impressed with the facilities at the club, insisting they compare favourably to West Ham.

Allardyce even believes the training centre could tempt players to the ground, if he can get them in to take a look.

He told The Guardian: "It won’t be a problem if you get them here, to this training facility and then get them round the stadium.

“This place is magnificent. I’ve not worked at a training facility as good as this in my entire life – West Ham’s wasn’t very good at all. This place gives me the best opportunity to get the best out of players."

Sunderland's training ground opened in 2003 along with a state of the art academy, with the club spending £10 million to build it.

Allardyce is a manager with a reputation for meticulous behind the scenes work in preparation for matches, with a Guardian article earlier this year describing his spell at Bolton Wanderers as revolutionary.

The facilities will only help him go about his business, and if as he states, could play a part in convincing any unsure players to sign for the relegation threatened side.

The Mail reported that at West Ham, Allardyce had a 'portakabin office', reporting how Sunderland's modern facilities leave players 'wanting for nothing.' 

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