Report: Sam Allardyce likely to recommend David Moyes as Sunderland successor

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

The Black Cats boss has received an approach to manage the England national team.

Sunderland manager Sam AllardyceSunderland manager Sam Allardyce held talks with the FA this week

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is likely to recommend David Moyes as his replacement if he leaves the Stadium of Light to become England manager, the Telegraph reports.

Allardyce this week held talks with the Football Association with a view to succeeding Roy Hodgson. And while the Sunderland hierarchy have reportedly been informed of the organisation's intention to interview other candidates, contingency plans are said to have been drawn up.

England manager Roy HodgsonFormer England manager Roy Hodgson resigned last month

And the Telegraph states it is looking increasingly likely that the former West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers manager will be the Three Lions' next boss.

As such, Sunderland will reportedly make tentative enquiries - through intermediaries - to gauge whether Moyes would be interested in succeeding the 61-year-old. And it's claimed the former Manchester United boss is expected to welcome an approach.

Manchester United Manager David Moyes dejectedDavid Moyes pictured during his final game as Manchester United manager

Moyes has been out of work since being sacked by La Liga outfit Real Sociedad last November, but previously spent 11 years at Everton, where he gained the reputation that led to him being cherry picked to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford by the man himself.

Former United assistant boss Ryan Giggs is also listed as a contender for the Stadium of Light hot seat, along with Burnley chief Sean Dyche.

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs celebrates after winning the FA CupFormer Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs could also be targeted


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