Richard Keys reacts on Twitter to England's chase of Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

England reportedly are looking to appoint Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce as their new manager.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

Richard Keys has tweeted in defence of Sunderland, as the FA continue to chase Sam Allardyce.

England want Allardyce to be their next manager, and he has been interviewed for the job in recent weeks.

The uncertainty over Allardyce’s future is harming Sunderland’s preparations for the new campaign, though, and Keys has urged the FA to hurry up and complete a deal if they do want to appoint the 61-year-old boss.

Sunderland have also released a statement, suggesting that they would like a swift resolution.

England XI's manager Sam Allardyce celebrates winning the match

If Allardyce does leave Sunderland it would be a major blow for the Wearsiders, as they aim to build on last season.

Sunderland have expressed a desire to start moving away from the relegation zone, after narrowly avoiding the drop last term.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce reacts

If Allardyce does leave, David Moyes is currently the favourite to take over at the Stadium of Light.

Moyes has been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad, and it is believed that the Black Cats' board feel he could do an excellent job if he does take charge. 

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes is pictured before their Spanish first division soccer match against Atletico Madrid

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