Sunderland have brought Phil Parkinson’s trusted lieutenant to the Stadium of Light as physical performance coach.
Sunderland new arrival Nick Allamby has taken to Twitter with a message expressing his delight at joining Phil Parkinson’s coaching team at the Stadium of Light (official Black Cats website).
Allamby, who has left Bolton to link up with the Black Cats as physical performance coach, has previously worked with Parkinson, the pair first working together in 2011, first at Bradford before making the switch to the University of Bolton Stadium in 2016.
After studying at the University of Teesside, Allamby spent nine years at Middlesbrough, undertaking various roles including head of fitness and conditioning, before linking up with the Bantams and beginning his association with Parkinson.
Allamby’s arrival at Sunderland comes less than a week after another coach with experience working alongside Parkinson, goalkeeping coach Lee Butler, left Bolton to join the Stadium of Light.
A number of Sunderland fans took the opportunity to welcome Allamby to the Stadium of Light:
Welcome to Sunderland Nick— Gavin Moan (@safc_crazy) November 8, 2019
can you play up front, Nick?— Dean Cummings (@Deanospamoni85) November 8, 2019
Welcome to Sunderland Nick⚪⚪— Colin Roberts (@mackem49000) November 8, 2019
Good to have you on Wearside— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) November 9, 2019
Good luck mate hope you can help to get Will Grigg scoring again.— Kieran Mark Anthony Richardson (@KieranRich1997) November 8, 2019
Allamby also posted a farewell message to his former colleagues at Bolton:
Best wishes to all my former colleagues @OfficialBWFC going forward. Great people who’ve become good friends.— Nick Allamby (@Nickallamby) November 8, 2019
As reported by the Sunderland Echo, Allamby will not replace any existing staff and is set to work closely with current first team sport scientist Paul Walsh.