Sam Allardyce claims Simon Grayson was perfect for Sunderland

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sunderland parted company with Simon Grayson over two weeks ago, and have still not found his successor.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sam Allardyce has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 15th November, that Simon Grayson was the perfect manager for Sunderland.

Sunderland parted company with Grayson, after what was a disastrous start to the campaign.

But Allardyce felt like his former side acted too quickly, and they should have had more faith in the former Preston North End man.

“I thought they had it [the right man in charge]. Simon Grayson is an outstanding manager, there’s no doubt about it,” Allardyce said. “I thought he was the perfect choice, but the rot must have set in for Sunderland.

Simon Grayson, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

“That club needs a manager with great experience to pull it all together and make sure they don’t get relegated again.”

Allardyce is the last manager to be successful at Sunderland, with the North East side suffering badly since his departure.

The Black Cats were relegated from the Premier League last term, and they are now sat at the bottom of the Championship table.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Sunderland have won just once in the league all season, with fears rising that back-to-back relegations are on the cards.

Sunderland are still searching for Grayson’s successor, despite having over two weeks to find a new manager.

At the moment Robbie Stockdale is in caretaker charge of the Black Cats.

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