• Sam Allardyce named new Sunderland boss on 2-year contract

    by  • October 10, 2015 • Football

    The Premier League strugglers Sunderland have announced that former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has appointed as club’s new manager on a two-year contract.

    The 60-year-old replaces Dick Advocate at the Stadium of Light in the hope of avoiding yet another relegation.

    Advocaat left the north-east club to return to the Netherlands last week after the 2-2 draw with the Hammers.

    Sunderland are without a Premier League win so far this season and currently lying second to last in the standings on three points.

    Allardyce, who has also coached Bolton and Blackburn – becomes the first manager to command both Sunderland and Newcastle United.

    He told to the club’s official website: “I’m looking forward to working with the players and of course I will be relying on the help of the Sunderland supporters, whose tremendous passion I have experienced first-hand”

    His first match as Black Cats’ manager will be at West Brom next Saturday.

    Allardyce shares his memories on Twitter after the appointment