Sunderland have brought another of Phil Parkinson’s trusted lieutenants to the Stadium of Light.

Following Nick Allamby’s arrival at Sunderland, some fans of Bolton have spoken out about the coach and issued warnings to the Black Cats fanbase, suggesting his appointment may have been a mistake.

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:

Sunderland were in FA Cup action this afternoon, hosting Gillingham at the Stadium of Light, and played out a 1-1 draw.

In other news, 'Won't be available': Arteta shares double fitness blow for Arsenal