Sunderland are looking to improve upon a 17th place finish last season.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
The Sunderland manager will resist the temptation to travel to France and take in the Euros and will instead remain in Wearside to focus on strengthening his squad ahead of the new campaign.
“I’ll be watching [Euro 2016] on the TV,” he told talkSPORT. “I’m not actually going out there. I’m busy trying to improve the squad.
“The end of the season was a great relief for us all at Sunderland. My job now is to strengthen the squad as much as possible to make sure we’re not fighting relegation again.”
Allardyce further enhanced his reputation as a Premier League survival expert last season, inheriting a Sunderland side who by most accounts looked down and out before steering them expertly away from danger.
Sunderland fans celebrate after the game
The manner in which the Black Cats finished the season will have boosted optimism at the Stadium of Light and they need look no further than Leicester as an example of how a struggling team can kick on by adding the right ingredients.
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Big Sam no doubt revels in his role as relegation conqueror but he will want to push on with Sunderland next season and experience a taste of life at the other end of the table.