The Gers meet their Scottish Championship rivals next weekend at Hampden Park.
The Irish midfielder was heavily linked with a White Hart Lane switch in the summer.
Everton and Norwich City will face each other in the Premier League this weekend.
Sunderland managed to escape relegation because of the drastic changes Allardyce made.
The Scot was placed in caretaker charge of the club in late March following Remi Garde's departure.
Outgoing Celtic manager Ronny Deila is planning to hand wonderkid Jack Aitchison his debut against Motherwell this weekend, according to reports.
Newcastle United suffered relegation to the Championship.
Manchester City are reportedly pursuing Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose.
The Argentinian has agreed a new contract at White Hart Lane.
Mark Lawrenson thinks Everton will beat Norwich City 2-1 today.