On Friday, it was confirmed that Allamby had officially joined the Stadium of Light outfit and linked up with former Wanderers duo Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin, following just over three years’ service at the north-west club.
Allamby has previously worked with Parkinson, the pair first working together in 2011, first at Bradford before making the switch to Bolton in 2016, and prior to this association, he had spent nine years at Middlesbrough, undertaking various roles including head of fitness and conditioning.
His appointment 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.
Following his move away from Bolton, here is what some of their fans said on social media:
Can’t they all just go at once instead of 1 a week?— Paul (@PSmallshaw) November 8, 2019
Good. He's obviously not very good at his job with the amount of injuries we get— Big Ste (@SABWFC) November 8, 2019
Bye, jobless in three months— Ian Hall (@Broncowanderer) November 8, 2019
Good riddance more dead wood gone! Team last season had no Strength and were out of condition.— Beau Lockes (@H0W3Y) November 8, 2019
Will only be there a few months until Parky the prat gets sacked— Willy C (@cuttybang91) November 8, 2019
agree chris he not the right man for you, he wasn't the right man for us, if you keep him i will be surprised if you get top 6,— MarkA (@bwfclad82) November 8, 2019
you’re in for a treat— Jack Manniex (@jack_manniex) November 8, 2019
Sunderland were in FA Cup action this afternoon, hosting Gillingham at the Stadium of Light, and played out a 1-1 draw.
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